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March 17, 1976 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

■ • ^= t.=,f-Vard, Taliaferro and Cannon 
Comnassioners PacKara, 

Review of coiranunity mural designs 



Attendance 
Pvirpose : 



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Aye vote: 

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Packard and Taliaferro 



2. 

Artist: 
Location 



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Packard, Cannon and Taliaferro 



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Location: ^lack arts, recognition to cultura 

past and present. steiner — lagoon 

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p^fntrdT/Slurer- s„per ,r.phioe. 

Packard, Cannon and Taliaferro 



Aye vote: 



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4. 

Artist: Camille Breeze 



Location: Red Shield Recreation Center, Fillmore & Beach Streets. 

Mural depicts all sports activities and includes famous black sportsmen. 
Will be painted on wooden panels approximately 10' high x 80' wide. 
Funding through Neighborhood Initiation Improvement Program (City Planning) 

Aye vote: Packard, Cannon and Taliaferro 



5. 

Artist: George Mead 

Location: Valencia Gardens 

Mural depicts environmental scenes, vegetation and some figures. 
Murals have been painted on several walls in the development and 
various courtyards. Tenants will participate in the work. 
Approval has been given by the Manager and the Tenants Association. 
Funding through Neighborhood Initiation Improvement Program (City Planning) 

Aya vote: Packard, Cannon and Taliaferro 



All above artists were requested to bring their designs for presenta- 
tion to the full Art Commission meeting on April 5. 



Report submitted: 




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ban Ellison, Assistant Director, Art Commission 



visual Arts Committee meeting 
3/17/76 - page 2 



4. 

Artist: Camille Breeze 



Location: Red Shield Recreation Center, Fillmore & Beach Streets. 

Mural depicts all sports activities and includes famous black sportsmen. 
Will be painted on wooden panels approximately 10' high x 80' wide. 
Funding through Neighborhood Initiation Improvement Program (City Planning) 

Aye vote: Packard, Cannon and Taliaferro 



5. 

Artist: George Mead 

Location: Valencia Gardens 

Mural depicts environmental scenes, vegetation and some figures. 
Murals have been painted on several walls in the development and 
various courtyards. Tenants will participate in the work. 
Approval has been given by the Manager and the Tenants Association. 
Funding through Neighborhood Initiation Improvement Program (City Planning) 

Aya vote: Packard, Cannon and Taliaferro 



All cibove artists were requested to bring their designs for presenta- 
tion to the full Art Commission meeting on April 5. 



Report submitted: 




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oan Ellison, Assistant Director, Art Commission 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



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ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



To: Martin Snipper, Director 

From: E. B. 

Subject: PortScilt bust . iwjor Christopher 



"I know a way to change the mountain but not one to change the soul of man". 

Beyond the report of the Visual Arts Committee, there is little that can be 
added! nevertheless, a few technical details may be explained as follows. 

The following are only my personal, objective considerations with regard to 
the structure and general appearance of the bronze portrait of Mayor 
Christopher, submitted to the Visual Arts Committee for consideration on 
June 23, 1976. 

The face "mask" is hard and rather static in its components, the hair line 
abrupt and over emphasized. Although the eyes have an alive expression, 
the mouth and lower part of the face are hard in delineation and do not seem 
in harmony with the above features (forehead and eyes) . 

The overall design of the bustline lends and projects a feeling of weakness 
to the work itself. The patina is too dark, eliminating any appreciable 
facial details. 

The bronze material, beyond light chiseling and partial softening, cannot 
be drastically changed. The bustline could be corrected by a more simple, 
horizontal line, causing the viewer to concentrate on the face. It ti-ould also 
better conform to the vertical thrust of the pedestal and become rr.ore of a unified 
architectural sculptural composition. 

My opinion concurs with that of the Visual Arts Cominittee - that a work 
honoring a former Mayor should represent the best available artistic expression. 

It is my personal thought that the work would lend itself to an open air 
location, such as Christopher Park if suitably modified. 



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ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



to: Elio Benvenuto, Director of visual Arts Proc,i 
From: M.S. 
Suhi.^ ■^: Portrait Bui^t of .Mayor Christopher 



I have the report on the Visual Arts Co.imittee on its review 
of the portrait submission. I regret the the Art Corumission 
was not consulted prior to th.e execution of the work - but 
the fact is tiiat the work exists and it is a question of 
what can be dcr.e that will make it acceptable to the VAC. I 
would apprcci.jte a response to the following: 

1. I would like a more specific criticism of the work 
rather than tlie generalized statement of toe Committee. 

2. What can be done with the piece itSilf? Can metal be 
worked and areas cut back? What can be done to the piece - 
now - to make it reasonably acceptable? 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



RT COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 

June 23, 1976 

Project: Bust of Mayor George Christopher 
Sculptor: Michael Reed 

Visual Arts CoMmiccte: Coirunissioners Jacqueline Nemerovski , Patricia Ann Carlisle:, 
Alfred Frankenstein, Domingo Rivera and Chairperson, Evangeline Montgomery 

The Visual Arts Committee reviewed the proposed bust of the former Mayor, destined 
to be placed on the main floor of the City Hall at the Van Ness entrance on the 
south side of the corridor (near the elevator) . 
p A general discussion of the piece took place (the evaluation was being made 

on the basis of photographs) . Commissioners Frankenstein, Carlisle and Chairperson 
Montgomery all expressed negative reactions . Commissioner Rivera reserved 
judgement. Various criticisms were made — from Skcs? specific details such as the 
treatment of the eyes to that of the piece being "amateurish" . The sculptor was 
present during the entire discussion. 

Comnissioner Rivera moved that the bronze portra.lt be brought to the Art Commission 
office so that all could review it and register their votes. 

Mr. Reed agreed and the work was brought into the Art Commission office, June 24, 
placed on a pedestal and lights focused upon it. 

The Commissioners cam^in independently on June 25 and signed in their votes. 
The results were: aye, Rivera and naye, Montgomery, Frankenstein and Swig. 
It is Mr. Benvenuto' s opinion (Art Programs Director), that the work was 
created by a 3-Dimensional pantograph machine-a process that Gump's utilizes. 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



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SA\ FRANCISCO 



//o.ever, this information w.s not ci.en or r,.nr^n... to th. Committee prior to 
or at the .-n^eting. 

The expression and sencir.,er.t of the Committee .as that a work of art going 
into the City Hall-Honoring our forn,er Mayor— should represent the hest available 
artistic expression. 



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Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes 
June 23, 1976 2:30 p.m. 

Capricorn Asunder Gallery 



Members Present: Commissioners Jacqueline Nemerovski , Patricial Ann 
Carlisle, Alfred Frankenstein, Domingo Rivera and Commissioner Evangeline 
Montgomery , Chaiperson, Visual Arts Committee (absent, Commissioner 
Roselyn Swig). Also present were Elio Benvenuto, Director, Art Programs, 
Betty Guimaraes, Special Assistant to the Mayor, and Melanie Bartfeld, 
Administrative Assistant to CETA Artists and Gardeners. 

I. New location of screening for the Art Festival 

Pier 2, Fort Mason was unanimously passed as a new space for the 

Art Festival Screening. Artists must submit their works for screening 

August 28 and 29 and pick them up Sept. 4 and 5. 

rx. Mayor Christopher bronze portrait - submission withdrawn (see attached sheet) 

rri. Accessions Committee for Medical Facility Collection 

The Visual Arts Committee is recommending the following persons to 
be considered for the Medical Facility Center's accessions committee: 

Evangeline Montgomery , Chairperson, Visual Arts Committee 

Victor Honig, Collector 

Henry Hopkins, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

Dr. Hibbard Williams, Chief of Medicine 

Claire Wray , Hospital Advisor 

Hector Gonzales, photographer ■ - 

IV. King Carlos III Gift 

The Visual Arts Committee took no action on the subject - preferring 
the entire matter to be considered by all the Commissioners at 
the June 7 meeting. 

V. Murals, mosaics, etc. recommended for approval: 

a. Babette Drefke- present. Address: 701 Kansas, San Francisco 

1. Location of mosaic - Potrero Hill at 18th s San Bruno near 

freeway overpass . Currently , there are 2 mini parks there. 

2. Ms. Drefke' s proposal also includes a sign for the name of the 

park "The Benches" to be executed in Redwood. Other materials 
for her triangular mosaic would be pebbles and brass. 

3. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass Ms. Drefke' s mosaic, 

and Commissioner Rivera 2nd. the motion. 

b. Ronnie Jaaobson and Bill Bouseman - both not present. Address: 

1838 A Divisadero, San Francisco 

1. In the absence of the muralists, the designs were presented by 
Melanie Bartfeld. 

2. Location of mural: Sunnydale Housing Project, 1654 Sunnydale 

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Avenue* San Francisco. 
3. After some discussion, a motion to pass the murals was approved. 

c. .Kevin McCloskey - present - Address: 733 Baker St., SF 

1. Location of the mural: 1152 Oak St. (between Broderick S 
Divisadero)on the fi rehouse wall 

2. Mr. McCloskey' s whale mural is to be 110' long and painted 
either in stark black and white or blue and white with stars. 

3. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass the black and white 
mural and Commissioner Rivera 2nd. it. 

d. Jane Speizer - present. 1261 Howard St., San Francisco 

1 . Location of mural : 

South of Market Health Center, 551 Minna Between 6th & 7th. 
The mural is to be painted on the north wall and is 80' long 
by 22' high. 

2. A motion to pass the mural was approved pending that Ms. Speizer 
also paint the doors of the building. 

Not approved e. Ray Dacanay - present. Address: 102 Baker St., SF 94117 

1. Location: Mini park Howard and Langton 

2. Following some discussion it was decided that the work was not 
B fitting to the location. 

? f. Fran Valesco - present. Address: 289 A Surry St., SF 94131 

1. Location: Holly Court Housing Authority Project, 1095 Connecticut, 
SF 94107 

2. The Commissioners were favorable towards Ms. Valesco' s mural 
design; however, they requested her to submit a more complete full 
color design to be brought into the Art Commission on Friday, 
June 25 for the Commissioners to view and vote on. 

Meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m. 



Minutes recorded by Melanie Bartfeld 
Presented by Elio Benvenuto V '^ \, _^ 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



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ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 

June 23, 1976 

Project: Bust of Mayor George Christopher 
Sculptor: Michael Reed 

Visual Arts Committee: Commissioners Jacqueline Nemerovski , Patricia Ann Carlisle, 
Alfred Frankenstein, Domingo Rivera and Chairperson, Evangeline Montgomery 

The Visual Arts Committee reviewed the proposed bust of the former Mayor, destined 
to be placed on the main floor of the City Hall at the Van Ness entrance on the 
south side of the corridor (near the elevator) . 
■SP A general discussion of the piece took place (the evaluation was being made 

on the basis of photographs) . Commissioners Frankenstein, Carlisle and Chairperson 
Montgomery all expressed negative reactions . Commissioner Rivera reserved 
judgement . Various criticisms were made — from Saiam specific details such as the 
treatment of the eyes to that of the piece being "amateurish" . The sculptor was 
present during the entire discussion. 

Commissioner Rivera moved that the bronze portrait be brought to the Art Commission 
office so that all could review it and register their votes. 

Mr. Reed agreed and the work was brought into the Art Commission office, June 24, 
placed on a pedestal and lights focused upon it. 

The Commissioners came.in independently on June 25 and signed in their votes. 
The results were: aye, Rivera and ntyer Montgomery, Frankenstein and Swig. 
It is Mr. Benvenuto' s opinion (Art Programs Director) , that the work was 

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created by a 3-Dimensional pantograph machine-a process that Gump's utilizes. 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



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ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes 
June 23, 1976 2:30 p.m. 

Capricorn Asunder Gallery 



Memt>ers Present: Commissioners Jacqueline Nemerovski , Patricial Ann 
Carlisle, Alfred Frankenstein, Domingo Rivera and Commissioner Evangeline 
Montgomery, Chaiperson, Visual Arts Committee (absent. Commissioner 
Roselyn Swig). Also present were Elio Benvenuto, Director, Art Programs, 
Betty Guimaraes, Special Assistant to the Mayor, and Melanie Bartfeld, 
Administrative Assistant to CETA Artists and Gardeners. 

I. New location of screening for the Art Festival 

Pier 2, Fort Mason was unanimously passed as a new space for the 

Art Festival Screening. Artists must submit their works for screening 

August 28 and 29 and pick them up Sept. 4 and 5. 

II. Mayor Christopher bronze portrait - submission withdrawn (see attached sheet) 

III. Accessions Committee for Medical Facility Collection 

The Visual Arts Committee is recommending the following persons to 
be considered for the Medical Facility Center's accessions committee: 

Evangeline Montgomery , Chairperson, Visual Arts Committee 

Victor Honig, Collector 

Henry Hopkins, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

Dr. Hibbard Williams, Chief of Medicine 

Claire Wray , Hosvital Advisor 

Hector Gonzales, photographer ■ - 

IV. King Carlos III Gift 

The Visual Arts Committee took no action on the subject - preferring 
the entire matter to be considered by all the Commissioners at 
the June 7 meeting. 

V. Murals, mosaics, etc. recommended for approval: 

a. Babette Drefke- present. Address: 701 Kansas, San Francisco 

1. Location of mosaic - Potrero Hill at 18th S San Bruno near 

freeway overpass . Currently, there are 2 mini parks there. 

2. Ms. Drefke' s proposal also includes a sign for the name of the 

park "The Benches" to be executed in Redwood. Other materials 
for her triangular mosaic would be pebbles and brass. 

3. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass Ms. Drefke' s mosaic, 

and Commissioner Rivera 2nd. the motion. 

b. Ronnie Jacobson and Bill Bouseman - both not present. Address: 

1838 A Divisadero, San Francisco 

1. In the absence of the muralists , the designs were presented by 
Melanie Bartfeld. 

2. Location of mural: Sunnydale Housing Project, 1654 Sunnydale 

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Avenue* San Francisco. 
3. After some discussion, a motion to pass the murals was approved. 

c. .Kevin McCloskey - present - Address: 733 Baker St., SF 

1. Location of the mural: 1152 Oak St. (between Broderick & 
Divisadero)on the firehouse wall 

2. Mr. McCloskey's whale mural is to be 110' long and painted 
either in stark black and white or blue and white with stars. 

3. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass the black and white 
mural and Commissioner Rivera 2nd. it. 

d. Jane Speizer - present. 1261 Howard St., San Francisco 

1. Location of mural: 

South of Market Health Center, 551 Minna Between 6th S 7th. 
The mural is to be painted on the north wall and is 80' long 
by 22' high. 

2. A motion to pass the mural was approved pending that Ms. Speizer 
also paint the doors of the building. 

Not approved e. Ray Dacanay - present. Address: 102 Baker St., SF 94117 

1. Location: Mini park Howard and Langton 
\ 2. Following some discussion it was decided that the work was not 

fitting to the location. 
? f. Fran Valesco - present. Address: 289 A Surry St., SF 94131 

1. Location: Holly Court Housing Authority Project, 1095 Connecticut, 
SF 94107 

2. The Commissioners were favorable towards Ms, Valesco' s mural 
design; however, they requested her to submit a more complete full 
color design to be brought into the Art Commission on Friday, 
June 25 for the Commissioners to view and vote on. 

Meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m. 



Minutes recorded by Melanie Bartfeld 



Presented by Elio Benvenuto 




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June 23, 1976 

Art Commission Visual Art Committee Meeting Minutes 

Members Present, Commissioners Jacqueline Nemerovski, Patricia Ann Carlisle. 
Alfred Frankenstein, Domingo Rivera, and Commissioner Evangeline Montgomery- 
Chairperson, Visual Art Committee, (Absent Commissioner Roselyn Swig). Also 
present were Melanie Bartfeld - Administrative Assistant to CETA Artists and 
Gardeners, Elio Benvenuto, Art Program Director and Betty Guimaraes, Special 
Assistant to the Mayor. 

I. New location of screening for the Art Festival 

a. Pier 2 was unanimously passed as a new space for the Art Festival jury - 
Artists must submit their works for a 2 week jury period. 

II. Mayor Christopher bronze portrait 

a. Proposal for statue to be placed in City Hall, Van Ness Entrance Southslde 

of Corridor Near Elevator. 

b. Artist: Michael Reed 

^^ c. Commissioner Frankenstein moved "that the pedestal be in the form of a milk 
^^S bcttlel" He also disapproved of the sculpture, stating that there wasn't 

a strong enough resemblance to Mayor Christopher, and that it was very 

amateurly executed. He said, "no absolutely not." 

d. Commissioner Carlisle stated that she didn't like the eyes. 

e. Commissioner Rivera moved that the actual work of atft be brought before 

the Commission, Commissioner Frankenstein 2nd the motion. 

f. The sculptor: Michael Reed agreed to bring in the actual piece on Friday, 

25th June to be shown @ the Art Commission all day. The Commissioners 
are to view the sculpture at this time and to tell Elio Benvenuto, the 
Director of Visual Arts Program, their dicislon. 

III. Accessions Committee for Medical Facility Collection 

a. The Accessions Committee consists of 2 members of San Francisco General 

Hospitals staff, the Chief of Medicine and the Hospital Advisor, the 
Chairman of the Visual Art Committee and 2 members at large. 

b. The jurors for the Art Festival have already been accepted - the question 

is then, should they also be the 2 members at large for the Accessions 
Committee. 

c. Elio Benvenuto, the Director of Visual Arts Program, asked the Visual Art 

Committee to retain Alfred as one of the 2 members at large. 

d. Other reccomendatlons to the Accessions Committee are as follows: 

1. Commissioner Rivera reccomended Hector Gonzales - photographer 

2. Commissioner Swig reccomended Andrew Del Fljp: by absentee letter. 

3. Rolando Castellon, Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modem 
^^ Art, sent the following reccomendatlons of Artists with a Spanish 
!I^P surname: Lewis Cervantes, Rupert Garcia, Graciela Carr4llo and 

Veramontes. 

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4. The following Black artists were also reccomended by mail: 

Hayward King, Caleb Williams, Marie Johnson, Ben Hazzard and 
Marva Cremar. 

5. Commissioner Rivera made a motion-, to pass Hector Gonzales and 

Commissioner Frankenstein 2nd the motion. 

6. It should be noted that not much discussion time was directed 

towards the other artists up for the vacant position, but more 
than fair time was devoted to Hector Gonzales since Commissioner 
Domingo Rivera was directly representing him. 

IV. Funds for Art Festival music program - same as last year - passed by all 

V. CETA Arts murals, mosaics, etc. 

It should be noted that only one of the following artists is a CETA artist - 
that being Frances Valesco; therefore it should not be the assumption of the 
Art Commission that the CETA Artists and Gardeners Administration is respon- 
sible for all murals being presented before the Visual Art Committee. 
■^ a. Babette Drefke-p resent 701 Kansas, San Francisco, CA 
^P 1. Location of mosaic: @Potrero Hill @18th and San Bruno near freeway 

overpass. Currently, there are two mini parks there. 

2. Ms. Drefke's proposal also includes a sign for the name of the park 

"The Benches" to be executed in Redwood. Other materials for her 
triangular mosaic would be pebbles and brass. 

3. Commissioner Alfred Frankenstein motioned to pass Ms. Drefke's 

mosaic, and Commissioner Rivera 2nd the motion, 
b. Ronnie Jacobson - both muralists Bill Bouseman were not present, 
1838 Divisadero, San Francisco, CA 

1. The designs were presented by Melanie Bartfeld, Administrative 

Assistant for the CETA Artists and Gardeners, in the absence of 
the muralists. 

2. Location of mural: @Sunnydale Housing Project, 1654 Sunnydale Avenue 

3. Since the artists themselves were not present with more descriptive 

details of the project, there was a bit of a discrepancy between 
the Commissions as to pass the murals or not. They didn't know if 
they had to pass them all as a unit or not since -they weren't informed 
on the exact architectural placement. However, on the assumption of 
Commissioner Montgomery, that the monies for the murals must be spent 
during a time limit, she motioned to pass all of the murals and 
Commissioner Rivera 2nd the motion. 



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c. Kevin McCloskey - present 733 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA 

1. Location of the mural: 1152 Oak Street between Broderick and 

Divisadero on the firehouse wall 

2. Mr. McCloskey 's whale mural is to be 110' long and painted 

either in stark black and white or blue and white with stars. 

3. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass the black and white 

mural and Commissioner Rivera 2nd it. 

d. Jane Spiezer - present 1261 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 

1. Location of mural: 

South of Market Health Center (3551 Minna between 6th and 7th. 
The mural is to be painted on the north wall and is 80' long 
by 22' high. 

2. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass the mural and Commis- 

sioner Carlisle 2nd the motion pending that Ms. Spiezer also 
paint the doors of the building. 

e. Ray Dacanay - present 102 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 

1. Location: Mini park Howard and Langton 

9 2. The Commissioners advised Mr. Dacanay to rework his mural as they 

felt the top and bottom portions were in conflict. 

f. Fran Valesco - present 289-A Surry Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 

1. Location: Holly Court Housing Aurhority Project @1095 Connecticut 

2. The Commissioners were favorable towards Ms. Valesco's mural design, 

However, they requested her to submit a more complete full color 
design to be brought into the Art Commission on Friday, 25 June 
for the Commissioners to view and vote on. 

Meeting was adjourned at 5.00 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Melanie Bartfeld 



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Elio Benvenuto, Director 



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June le, 1976 



NOTICE 



To: 

From : 
Re: 



Commissioners Carlisle, Frankenstein, Rivera, and Swig - 
Members, Visual Arts Committee 

Evangeline Montgomery - Chairperson, Visual Arts Committee 

Meeting Wednesday, June 23, at 2:30 p.m. in the "Capricorn 
Asunder" Gallery, 165 Grove St. 



The above meeting has been scheduled to discuss the following items: 

1. New location for screening for the Art Festival 

2. Mayor Christopher bronze portrait 

3. Accessions Committee for Medical Facility collection 

4. Funds for Art Festival music program - same as last year 

5. C.E.T.A. Arts Murals, mosaics, etc. (see attached sheet) 

Please advise if you cannot attend. 



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1. Babettee Dreskes 701 Kansas Street 282-5919 

Mosaic Location: Potrero Hill 

2. Ronnie Jacobson/Bill Houseman 1838 Divisidero 346-5148 

Mural: Location: Sunnyvale Housing Project 

3. Tom Karnes 4529 18th Street 

Benches c/ c^c ^^^ f>>\jz Ci.-o^ ?t- 

4. Michael Pamagopoulous 19 Beaver Street 626-0336 

Benches Location: Market Street Area <^ ' i^ <^ ^^-^ J '*-<''' ^ '^ ^**^ • 

5. Kevin McCloskey 346-2990 

Mural Location: 1152 Oak Street 

6. Ruben Gurman 

Mural Location: Exlecsior Park 

7. Jane Spiezer Ray Dacanay 626-2349 

Mural Location: South of Market Area 

8. Fran Valesco 

Mural Location: Holly Court Housing Project 



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Allred Frankciit;^cin, Domingo icivcra, and Co.r.missior.cr Eve.-. jjo line i:ont^o:;.ory- 
Cl'.airperscn, Visual Arc Comuiittee, (Absenc Comzr.issioner Kcsely.i Swig). Also 
lircscnc v;ere Melanie Barcfeld - Administrcuivc Assistant tc CETA x».rtist.s m-.C 
Gc.rdancrs, Elio Sonvenuto, Art Program Director and lietty Cuiinaraos, Special 
Assistant to the Mayor. 

Nl;vV locatioii oi scri^din;^ for the Art i'estiv>.il 
a. Pier 2 was unanimously passed as a new space lor the Axe Festival jS^/ - 
.■'.rtii-ts must sub.-.iit their \;orks for a 2 v;eclc. jury jjeriod. 

— ..^yor Chrisuopher bronze portrait . 

^. Proposal for stuuuc to be placed in City Hail, V^a .>fcss Enti:,..ica So..>;hi;idc 
of Ccrrid*..r Kear Elevator. 

b. Artist: Xichael Reed 

c. CoiMiiis.sioner Frai.il<.enscein coved "tliat the pedestal b^- in ..lie fun:, ^i a ;r.i ' 

bcttlel" He also disa;:iirovcd oi the sculpture, sca.;ln("; una.; tht^rc wasn't 

a scron^^ enough resei.iblance to M^yor Christopher, jind chat ir. A'ns \j-L-y 

anaccurly executed. He said, "no absolutely not.'' 
a. Corrjiiissioner Carlisle stated that she dian' : like the eyci. 
e. Conmit-sioner Rivera moved that the actual work of aci be broug.ii; bei ore 

the Corrjnission, Commissioner Frankenstein 2nd the notion. 
£. The sculptor: Michael Reed agreed to bring in the actual plec^ on T.-i^'ay, 

25th ..'ane to he sho^n G the Art Cor.u.dssioa all ' .;•. The Co;-.r.:lssio.-..:rs 

are to view the sculpture at this time and to ^-. Jlio Senw.iuto, the 

Director of Visual Arts Program, cheir dlcision. 

I. Accessions Connr.ittee for Medical Facility Collection 

a. Tiie Accessions Conimittee consists of 2 members of San Franci..c(j General 

hospitals staff, the Chief of Iledicine ana the Hospital Aevi;-or, tl.e 
ChaiiT.ian of the Visual Art Comaiitcee and 2 members at largu. 

b. The jurors for the Art Festival have already been accepted - che question 

is c'nen, should they also be the 2 members at lar;;e for tiie .Accessions 
Committee. 

c. jilio Benvenuto, the Director of Visual Arts Prograr.i, asked Liic Viseel Art 

Com;.iictee to retain Alfred as one of the 2 .Tembers at large, 
a. Ocher roccomendations to the Accessions Co;:j;iittee are as follc.i: 

1. Co:.in.issioner Hi vera reccomended Hector Gonzales - photographer 

2. Coii.raissioner Swig recconended Andrew Del ri;r by absentee letter. 

3. Rolando Cascellon, Curator at the San Francisco >'uscui.'. ov Xodcr.. 

Art, sent the following reccomendations of Artl.-its with a Spanx^.: 
surname: Lewis Cervantes, Rupert Garcia, Craciela Carrallc and 
Vuramontes. 

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4. The follov/ing Black artists Mox^ also rcccomaiidCL by nail: 

Huyv.'ard Kiaf., Caleb Willian.s , Marie Juhason, !ica r.;.2zarcl and 
^^lrva Crcr.;ar. 

5. Co..a..issioiicr Rivorri n.ade a no^ioii . to paos hector Gcnzalos and 

Cor.ir.iissior.er l''::aake.'.stein 2nd the motion. 

6. It should be nOuGj tr.at not r.iuch discussion ti...^ vas diri-cued 

to..'nrds .liie other artists i..,-i for the vacant po.-jition, but luore 
than fair tir,£ was devoted to Hector Gonzales since Cor.'.:r.issioncj 
t'oiningo Rivera was directly r:-_irc.iu:iLlr.;' hin. 

luni-j Lor Art Festival L-.ujic prcgraL; - same as last; year - passed by all 

CLT.'. .'irts uurals, mosaics, etc. . 
it shoulu be noted that only one of the following artisjs is a C£1'A artist - 
tii.it being Frances V..le3co; chereforc it should not be the assi.r.iption of -li.e 
Art Coinr.iission that the CLTA Artists and Gardeners Administration is rospcn- 
sibie for all murals being presented before the Visual Art CoiV-.'.ittec. 

a. Labette trcr^e-present 701 Kansas, San Francisco, CA 

1. Location of mosaic: QPotrero Hill C'lStli and San iiru-.io uear fr^c-.T.y 

overpass. Currently, there are two rr.ini parks there. 

2. Ms. Erefke's proposal also includes a sign for the name ol the par.c 

"The Benches" to be e::ecutcd in Red\;ood. Other materials for h.ar 
triangular mosaic would be pebbles and brass. 

3. Co:r.iissioner Mfred Frankenstein r.iotioned to paas Ms. DreJ.ce's 

ijiosaic, and Commissioner Rivera 2nd c'nc motion. 

b. Ronnie Jacobson - both rr.uralists Eill Bouseinan were not prcisea^, 

1333 L'ivisaderOj San Francisco, CA 

1. The designs were presented by Melanie L.-.rufeld, j'ldiV.inisur.itive 

Assistant for the CETA Artists ai-.d Gardeners, in the alj:>cnce oi" 
the nuralists. 

2. Location of mural: GSunnydale iiousing Project, 1654 Sunnyd^le Av?;.ui 

3. Since the artists thciinselves were not present v/ith. mere .".escr:iptive 

details of the project, there V7as a bic of a discrepancy betwaan 
the Commissions' as to pass the murals or not. 7ney didn't knov/ if 
rhey had to pass them all as a unit or not since they weren't inforwe^ 
on the exact architectural placement. However, en the assumption oi 
Coii-Jiiissioner yiontgomcry, that the u.onles for the mural;; r.a;:t be sy.unu 
daring a cime limit, she motioned to pass all of t:ie murals and 
Coirjiiissio.ier Rivera 2nd the motion. 



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COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes 
June 23, 1976 2:30 p.m. 

Capricorn Asunder Gallery 



Members Present: Commissioners Jacqueline Nemerovski , Patricial Ann 
Carlisle, Alfred Frankenstein, Domingo Rivera and Commissioner Evangeline 
Montgomery, Chaiperson, Visual Arts Committee (absent. Commissioner 
Roselyn Swig) . Also present were Elio Benvenuto , Director, Art Programs, 
Betty Guimaraes, Special Assistant to the Mayor, and Melanie Bartfeld, 
Administrative Assistant to CETA Artists and Gardeners. 

I. New location of screening for the Art Festival 

Pier 2, Fort Mason was unanimously passed as a new space for the 

Art Festival Screening. Artists must submit their works for screening 

August 28 and 29 and pick them up Sept. 4 and 5. 

II. Mayor Christopher bronze portrait - submission withdrawn (see attached sheet) 

III. Accessions Committee for Medical Facility Collection 

The Visual Arts Committee is recommending the following persons to 
be considered for the Medical Facility Center's accessions committee: 

Evangeline Montgomery , Chairperson, Visual Arts Committee 

Victor Honig, Collector 

Henry Hopkins, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

Dr. Hibbard Williams, Chief of Medicine 

Claire Wray , Hosoital Advisor 

Hector Gonzales, photographer ■ - 

IV. King Carlos III Gift 

The Visual Arts Committee took no action on the subject - preferring 
the entire matter to be considered by all the Commissioners at 
the June 7 meeting. 

V. Murals, mosaics, etc. recommended for approval: 

a. Babette Drefke- present. Address: 701 Kansas, San Francisco 

1. Location of mosaic - Potrero Hill at 18th S San Bruno near 

freeway overpass . Currently , there are 2 mini parks there. 

2. Ms. Drefke' s proposal also includes a sign for the name of the 

park "The Benches" to be executed in Redwood. Other materials 
for her triangular mosaic would be pebbles and brass. 

3. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass Ms. Drefke' s mosaic, 

and Commissioner Rivera 2nd. the motion. 

b. Ronnie Jaoobson and Bill Bouseman - both not present. Address: 

1838 A Divisadero , San Francisco 

1. In the absence of the muralists , the designs were presented by 
Melanie Bartfeld. 

2. Location of mural: Sunnydale Housing Project, 1654 Sunnydale 

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Avenue f San Francisco. 
3. After some discussion, a motion to pass the murals was approved. 
.Kevin McCloskey - present - Address: 733 Baker St., SF 

1. Location of the mural: 1152 Oak St. (between Broderick & 
Divisadero)on the firehouse wall 

2. Mr. McCloskey' s whale mural is to be 110' long and painted 
either in stark black and white or blue and white with stars. 

3. Conmissioner Frankenstein motioned to pass the black and white 
mural and Commissioner Rivera 2nd. it. 

Jane Speizer - present. 1261 Howard St., San Francisco 

1. Location of mural: 

South of Market Health Center, 551 Minna Between 6th s 7th. 
The mural is to be painted on the north wall and is 80' long 
by 22' high. 

2. A motion to pass the mural was approved pending that Ms. Speizer 
also paint the doors of the building. 

Ray Dacanay - present. Address: 102 Baker St., SF 94117 

1. Location: Mini park Howard and Langton 

2. Following some discussion it was decided that the work was not 
fitting to the location. 

Fran Valesco - present. Address: 289 A Surry St., SF 94131 

1. Location: Holly Court Housing Authority Project, 1095 Connecticut, 
SF 94107 

2. The Commissioners were favorable towards Ms. Valesco' s mural 
design; however, they requested her to submit a more complete full 
color design to be brought into the Art Commission on Friday, 
June 25 for the Commissioners to view and vote on. 



Meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m. 



Minutes recorded by Melanie Bartfeld 



Presented by Elio Benvenuto \„ ( N 



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COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

June 23, 1976 

Project: Bust of Mayor George Christopher 
Sculptor: Michael Reed 

Visual Arts Conmittee: Commissioners Jacqueline Nemerovski , Patricia Ann Carlisle, 
Alfred Frankenstein, Domingo Rivera and Chairperson, Evangeline Montgomery 

The Visual Arts Committee reviewed the proposed bust of the former Mayor, destined 
to be placed on the main floor of the City Hall at the Van Ness entrance on the 
south side of the corridor (near the elevator) . 

A general discussion of the piece took place (the evaluation was being made 
on the basis of photographs) . Commissioners Frankenstein, Carlisle and Chairperson 
Montgomery all expressed negative reactions. Commissioner Rivera reserved 
judgement . Various criticisms were made — from Smmm specific details such as the 
treatment of the eyes to that of the piece being "amateurish" . The sculptor was 
present during the entire discussion. 

Commissioner Rivera moved that the bronze portrait be brought to the Art Commission 
office so that all could review it and register their votes. 

Mr. Reed agreed and the work was brought into the Art Commission office, June 24, 
placed on a pedestal and lights focused upon it. 

The Commissioners camein independently on June 25 and signed in their votes. 
The results were: aye, Rivera and hiyer Montgomery, Frankenstein and Swig. 
It is Mr. Benvenuto's opinion (Art Programs Director) , that the work was 
created by a 3-Dimensional pantograph machine-a process that Gump's utilizes. 



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However, this information was not given or mentioned to the Committee prior to 
or at the meeting. 

The expression and sentiment of the Committee was that a work of art going 

into the City Hall — honoring our former Mayor should represent the best available 

artistic expression. 



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ART COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 
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JUNE 25, 1976 



RE: GEORGE CHRISTOPHER BRONZE PORTRAIT 



NAME OF COMMISSIONER APPROVAL DISAPPROVAL 



SUGGESTIONS 










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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

July 9, 1976 - 2pm, Capricorn Asunder Gallery 

MINUTES 

Commissioners present: Chairman Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle 

and Rivera 

Also present: Elio Benvenuto, Joan Ellison 



1- Centralized Nutrition Complex 

Presentation by: Allerton F. Blake, Holmuth, Obata & Kassabaiim 
David Heldt, Landscape Architect 

Explanation given on the progress of this complex to date and on the 
community input received in regard to the provision of a park. The 
park will encompass a play area with sculptural elements, basketball 
play area (approx. 65' Ig. x 25' wide), covered area with seating. 
The park is adjacent to the dining area for occupants of the Nutrition 
Complex. Suggestion made that sculptural elements be placed against 
tlie back wall adjacent to the next building. 

Sculptor, Jacques Overhoff, has been retained by the Architect and he 
explained how he plans to involve children of the neighborhood in pro- 
ducing the sculptural designs and in the designs integrated into the 
concrete "floor" of the park. 

Approximately $71,000 of the building fund has been made available for 
the park with approximately $15,000 available for the actual art work. 

Discussion on the funds — the building does not come under the juris- 
diction of the Art Commission in regard to the Art Enrichment Ordinance, 
this project using funds for art work is a gesture of good will on the 
part of the Board of Education. 

The committee agreed that it would be good to have Mr. O"erhoff work with 
the children of the neighborhood on this project; suggestion made that 
the basketball area be fitted with basketball hoops of varying heights 
to enable small children to t£ike advantage of the area. 

Suggestion made that consideration be given to some sculptural elements 
being placed at the front part of the park, as a part of the play 
sculpture for children. 

It was moved and seconded that this project be approved in principle and 
$15,000 be recommended for sculptural work. 

A model of the proposed sculpture be presented to this committee at its 
meeting scheduled for Friday, July 16. 



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2. Mural - Raymond Dacanay, 164 Cook Street, San Francisco 

Location: Mini Park, Howard & Lanyton Street; size - 80' wide x 40' high 

New design presented by the artist; it was moved and seconded that the 
design be approved. 



3. Discussion on the possibility of an exchange show whereby 

the Art Commission could send a group of artists to Japan. Elio 
Benvenuto gave a rundown on the show held in the Capricorn Asunder 
Gallery, "Japan Now" featuring a group of artists from Japan. 



The meeting adjourned at 3:30pm. 



Respectfully submitted 
Joan Ellison 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

July 9, 1976 - 2pm, Capricorn Asunder Gallery 



MINUTES 

Commissioners present: Chairman Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle 

and Rivera 

Also present: Elio Benvcnuto, Joan Ellison 



!• Centralized Nutrition Complex 

Presentation by: Allerton F. Blake, Helmuth, Obata s Kassabaiim 
David Heldt, Landscape Architect 

Explanation given on the progress of this complex to date and on the 
community input received in regard to the provision of a park. The 
park will encompass a play area with sculptural elements, basketball 
play area (approx. 65' Ig. x 25' .wide), covered area with seating. 
The park is adjacent to the dining area for occupants of the Nutrition 
Complex. Suggestion made that sculptural elements be placed against 
the back wall adjacent to the next building. 

Sculptor, Jacques Overhoff, has been retained by the Architect and he 
explained how he plans to involve children of the neighborhood in pro- 
ducing the sculptural designs and in the designs integrated into the 
concrete "floor" of the park. 

Approximately $71,000 of the building fund has been made available for 
the park with approximately $15,000 available for the actual art work. 

Discussion on the funds — the building does not come under the juris- 
diction of the Art Commission in regard to the Art Enrichment Ordinance, 
this project using funds for art work is a gesture of good will on the 
part of the Board of Education. 

The committee agreed that it would be good to have Mr. Overhoff vvork with 
the children of the neighborhood on this project; suggestion made that 
the basketball area be fitted with basketball hoops of varying heights 
to enable small children to take advantage of the area.' 

Suggestion made that consideration be given to some sculptural elements 
being placed at the front part of the park, as a part of the play 
sculpture for children. 

It was moved and seconded that this project be approved in principle and 
$15,000 be recommended for sculptural work. 

A model of the proposed sculpture be presented to this committee at its 
meeting scheduled for Friday, July 16. 



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2- Mural - Raymond Dacanay, 164 Cook Street, San Francisco 

Location: Mini Park, Howard & Lang ton Street; size - 80' wide x 40' high 

New design presented by the artist; it was moved and seconded that the 
design be approved. 



3. Discussion on the possibility of an exchange show whereby 

the Art Commission could send a group of artists to Japan. Elio 
Benvenuto gave a rundown on the show held in the Capricorn Asunder 
Gallery, "Japan Now" featuring a group of artists from Japan. 



The meeting adjourned at 3:30pm. 



Respectfully submitted 



oan Ellison 



July 12, 1976 



MEMO 



To: Visual Arts Conanittee 

Proa: Evzmgeline Montgomery, Chairman 



A Meeting of the Visual Arts ConuBlttee )\a.s been scheduled £or Friday, 
July 16 at 2:00pm in the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. 

Please notify Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 

Tbank you. 



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r COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Friday, July 16, 1976 

2:00pm — Capricorn Asunder Gallery 



AGENDA 

1. Portrait - Mayor Christor 

2. Centralized Nutrition Complex - sculptural elements 

3. Mural (second) Garfield Park 



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Friday, July 16, 1976 

2:00pm — Capricorn Asunder Gallery 



AGENDA 

1. Portrait - Mayor Christor 

2. Centralized Nutrition Complex - sculptural elements 

3. Mural (second) Garfield Park 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

July 16, 1976 - 2pm — Capricorn Asunder Gallery 

MINUTES 

Present: Chairman Montgomery 

Commissioners Carlisle and Frankenstein 

Betty Guimaraes, Mayor's Office 
Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 

1- Bronze portrait of Mayor George Christopher 

Apologies made by Mr. Hass, Chairman of the Volunteer Committee for this project, 
Mr. Don Fazackerly and Mr. Wilfred Baum on the way the project had been pre- 
sented to the Committee. It was emphasized that there had been no intention 
on the part of their committee to by-pass the Art Commission. 

Mr. Baum, manufacturer of the bust, presented a letter in which authorization 
was given to the committee to make a new mold incorporating changes recommended 
by the Visual Arts Committee. 

Various recommendations were made by the Committee, and comments made on the 
work, in regard to the rather static quality, the hairline and the fact that 
the sculpture appears to consist of two pieces of work rather than one work. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved rejection of the bust and suggested that the 
committee engage another sculptor to carry out the Commission; seconded by 
Commissioner Carlisle. 

Mr. Zellerbach suggested that the same guidelines be used for this project as 
are used in the Civic Design Committee and the portrait be considered in 
three phases. The Committee agreed to this recommendation. 

Commissioner Frankenstein withdrew his motion and submitted the following. 
He moved that the piece of sculpture be considered in three phases; seconded 
by Commissioner Carlisle. Unanimously approved. 

Copy of text presented to the Committee; this will be considered by the 
Literature committee. 

It was requested that the artist, Mr. Michael Reed (c/o Gumps) , be given all 
information on requested changes. 



2. Centralized Nutrition Complex 

Problems are envisioned with the placement of sculptural elements on the back 
wall. A screen wall will be built between the children's play area and the 
outdoor eating area (height 6' x approx. 40' long). Children will be actively 
involved in the designs which will be cast in concrete and also in the 
scraffito in the walkways. A decision on the technology to be used will be 
made when the art work is completed by the children. 

A sample of work of the same kind used in local schools was presented. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved acceptance, seconded by Commissioner Carlisle. 
Unanimous . 



lOMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



August 20, 1976 



NOTICE 



To: Visual Arts Committee 

From: E. J. Montgomery, Chairman 



There will be a meeting of the Visual Arts Commii tf-'- on Tuesdau, 
August 24, 1976 at 2pm in the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. 



Items for discussion are: 



1. Mural - Madrid & Excelsior Playground 

Artists: Alivia Bearchild and Richard Montez 



Theatre Advisory Panel 



Please notify Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
September 2, 1976 



Chairman Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:35pm in Room 320, 
101 Grove Street. 

Present: Commissioners Carlisle, Rivera and Frankenstein. 

Elio Benvenuto, Joan Ellison 



1 . Mural - Madrid & Excelsior Playground 
Artist - Richard Montez and Alivia Bearchild 

Mr. Montez presented the design and a list of community residents who 
have given their approval. 

Mural is to be painted on a wall facing the playground; wall is 160 ft. 
long and height ranges from 10 to 12 feet. 

Design incorporates Indian symbols and masks and illustrates the many 
roads leading to God; mural is to be painted in earth colors. Artist 
stated that the colors on the presented design are not exactly the ones 
he will use when painting the mural. 

General discussion followed. 

Chairman Montgomery requested the artist bring to the Commission meeting 
on Tuesday, September 7, a definite color chart with the colors that will 
be used and also a revision to one of the figures appearing in the mural. 

2. Mural - Valencia Gardens Housing - Guerrero S 15th Streets 
Artist - George Meade 

Funding for this project is through N.I. I. P. 

Photographs presented by the artist of the mural which has been painted 

on the wall facing the proposed new mural. 

New mural is 31-1/2 feet x 27 feet. 

The new design which shows a series of figure shadows replaces a design 

submitted at an earlier date. Colors on the presented design are not 

the ones that will be used. 

The committee felt that the drawing should have been presented in the 
colors that will be used and also signatures should be obtained from 
the residents approving the design. 

Discussion ensued and the above requirements were made of the artist. 
Mr. Meade did not feel that he could comply with these requirements . 

Chairman Montgomery stated that he should comply with the requirements 
and bring this material to the Commission meeting on September 7 or 
the project could not go forward. 



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3. Mural - North Beach Housing Project (Bay, Francisco, Columbus S Taylor) 
Artist - Jackie Ortez, 600 Francisco Apt. 147, San Francisco 

Ms. Ortez informed the Committee that the Housing Authority have paid for 
paints for the three existing murals she has painted in the project. 
Hall to be painted is approximately 47 feet x 17 feet and the mural is 
to be painted from the edge of the upper balcony to the ground. The 
mural design incorporates trees, lush greenery, dragons and human figures. 
The colors shown are the colors that will be used with one exception. 
Several doors and windows will be painted as part of the design but 

they are not indicated on the sketch. 

Chairman Montgomery requested that the color change as suggested by made, 
that the windows and doors be incorporated into the design and that 
signatures be obtained from the residents. It would be helpful if a 
description of the design is provided and also a rough sketch of the 
area. 

4. Mural - Puerto Rican Community Center, 3249A Mission Street. 
Artist - Francis Valesco 

The mural is to be painted on the wall on the left side of the building. 
Mural design was requested by the Center and when completed will be 
36' high X 60 ' long. 

Colors presented in the sketch are the ones to be used however, the 
Committee felt that they should be stronger; the artist agreed. 

Chairman Montgomery requested a written description of the mural and 
a color chart of actual colors to be used to be presented at the 
Commission meeting of September 7. 

5. Mural - San Francisco Zoo - Sloat Street entrance 
Artist - John Rampley and John Wehrle 

Request by Elsa Cameron of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for 
approval of mural depicting animals on an abandoned James Lick Freeway 
for placement at the above location. (photograph presented) . Approved. 

No questions by the Committee . 

6. Mayor Christopher Sculpture Portrait — artist has requested 
committee to visit his studio to view the new design which incorporates 
changes suggested by the Committee. 

Chairman Montgomery requested Commissioner Frankenstein act for the 
committee and along with Elio Benvenuto visit the artist's studio. 
Elio Benvenuto to arrange the meeting. 



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^ • Guidelines for Murals — Commissioner Rivera presented a proposed 

list of guidelines for the presentation to the committee of murals. After 
discussion some small changes were suggested. Chairman Montgomery pro- 
posed that before incorporation of these guidelines that they be shown to 
the Civic Design Committee for their input. Commissioner Carlisle to 
take care of this. 
Commissioner Rivera was commended on the guidelines as prepared by him. 

8. Department of Social Services - Administration Building. 
Garo Dorian, Architect, has presented names of artists chosen for the 
art work on this project. Chairman Montgomery presented the following 
names for committee approval: 

Lillian Elliot — tapestry 

Robert McChesney and Sam Tchakalian — murals 

Jacques Overhoff — sculpture 

Committee had no questions; names will be presented to Commission. 

9. Theatre Advisory Panel. 

Chairman Montgomery stated that she did not know what could be done on 
this panel at this particular time. She had received the file from the 
office of people who were interested in serving on the panel . 
(Chairman Montgomery had to leave at this time.) 
General discussion. 

Richard Reineccus informed the committee that the panel had been authorized 
last February in response to a request from the local theatre groups 
(approximately 40) . The request had been made due to the fact that the 
Art Commission was sponsoring a Bicentennial Theatre Project but none of 
of the local groups had been invited to participate . 

The Panel could work towards obtaining representation on the Commission 
by a Theatre and a Dance person (now on the November ballot) and by help- 
ing disseminate information regarding funding, programs of the Art Commission 
and also helping in technical and operational matters. 

An outline of procedures was presented by John Foran and he was requested 
to provide the committee with copies. 

It was the feeling of the committee that this was an involved subject and 
should be covered at a separate meeting with possible input from a well- 
known critic, Mr. Bernie Welner. Commissioner Frankenstein will arrange 
a meeting. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:10pm. 



Respectfully suhmitted 
jjban Ellison, Secretary 



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August 24, 1976 



UOTICE 



Skt Visual Arts Couadttee 

framt B. J. Montgoamry, Cbairmui 



There will be a ateetiag of the Visual Arte Cojzmittee on Thursday, 
SopteM)er 2 at 2:30pm in Room 320, Health Department - 101 Grove St. 
(thia replaced caztcelled meeting which was scheduled for August 24) . 

Items for discussion: 

1. Hural - Madrid s Excelsior Playground 
Artists - Alivia Bearchild and Richard MOntex 

2. Mural - Valencia Gardens 
Artist:- George Meade 

3. Schedule visit to studio of Micheal Read 
re. Mayor Christopher portrait 

4. Theatre Advisory Panel 



Please notify Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 



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V^ilon 3se8l<l 



August 24, 1976 



9ot Visual Arts Committee 

Fxamt E. J. Montgomery, Chairman 



There will be a meeting of the Visual Arts Conaaittee on Thursday, 
Septekber 2 at 2:30pm in Room 320, Health Departiaent - 101 Grove St. 
(thla replaced cancelled meeting which was scheduled for August 24) , 

Items for discussion: 

1. Mural - Madrid S Excelsior Playground 
Artists - Alivia Bearchlld and Richard MOntex 

2. Mural - Valencia Gardens 
Artist:- George Meade 

3. Schedule visit to studio of Micheal Read 
re. Mayor Christopher portrait 

4. Theatre Advisory Panel 



Please notify Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 



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9/1/76 

To: Coinmissioner Montgomery 

From: Joan Ellison 



At the last Commission meeting you informed the commissioners that 
you have received the names of artists to be involved in the Social 
Services Building. Would you please request a resolution at the 
full Commission meeting accepting the names of all the artists put 
forward by the Architect on this project; they are: 



Sculptor - Jacques Overhoff 

Muralists - Robert McChesney and Sam Tchakalian 

Tapestry - Lillian Elliot 

Thank you. 



S»pfmbeT 17, 1976 



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Stoi visual Arts Conmittee 

frtm: Joan Ellison 



This note will confirm the Visual Arts Cowmittee meeting of September 23, 
2pm in Room 320, 101 Grove Street. 

Please call me if you cannot attend. 

Thanks. 



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P.S. We hope you will all be able to attend the opening 
of the Award of Honor Show on Tuesday evening it 
Spa, Capricorn Asunder Gallery. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING — ^mber 23, 1976 

Room 320, Health Department Builds . 101 Grove St. 



Present: Chairman Montgomery 

Commissioners Frankenstein and Rivera 
Joan Ellison 

1. Social Services Building - Art Enrichment program 

General outline of proposed program was presented by architect, Garo Dorian. 
Artists approved by Art Commission at September meeting were introduced — 
Sam Tchakalian, Robert McChesney, Jacques Overhoff and Lillian Elliot. 

After discussion on the request by the Social Services Commission for input 
into this project, it was decided to hold a joint meeting on October 4. At 
this meeting more material was to be provided along with any available models. 

2. Mural - Red Shield Playground; artist — Camille Breeze. 
Photograph of completed mural was presented to the committee; approval given. 

3. Mural - Potrero Hill Park; artist - Pam Dickens (844 Grove St., #2) 

The mural is to be painted on the outside wall of the gymnasium; wall facing 

Arkansas Street. Size: 40' wide x 27 ' . Mural consists of four panels each 

12' X 10', depicting sports activities; acrylic paints to be used. 

First panel depicts a girl on a trampoline with a large rose behind her — it 

was suggested that the rose be eliminated also, one corner is painted red and 

this should be removed. 

Committee approve mural based on above changes. 

4. Chairman Montgomery suggested that a meeting be held before the end of the 
year to review the process of the Art Festival . 



5. Guidelines for submission of murals. 

Guidelines as presented by Commissioner Rivera were reviewed by the committee. 
the following changes to be incorporated: 

2. a) add .. pastels or design markers. 

9. delete .. 1 painting and add .. portfolio of drawings . 

10. Artist must have sufficient number and quality to demonstrate 

proficiency in the art of mural painting . 



6. Advisory Panel — Dance an^ atre 

Discussion on the formation of tl -visory Panel. Also on the advisability of 

naving this panel for one year - .. ...uming that the Commission will be expanded 
to include a Commissioner representing Dance and one representing Theatre. 

Guidelines had been drawn up and discussed at an earlier meeting held at the 
home of Commissioner Frankenstein. 

Joan Ellison asked if consideration could be given to deleting part (2) of 
Item A which states that the panel will be able to make use of the facilities 
of the Art Commission to disseminate information to dance and theatre artists 
and to the public. She informed the group that this could impose a burden on 
the office due to the limited funds for office operation, space limitations 
and staff. It was agreed by everyone that this was not a necessary part of 
the guidelines. This item was deleted. 

Resumes of various invidividuals interested in serving on this panel were 
discussed. 

The following recommendations were made and accepted by the committee; 

the panel will consist of five representatives each of dance and theatre with 

an alternate member for each discipline. 

Results of recommendations are as follows: 

Theatre Panel : Richard Reineccus 

John Forman 
Ed Koplowitz 
Karen Seriguchi 
Sandra Richards 
alternate: Anne Dennis- J ankovic 

Dance Panel : Dolores Cayou 

Marian van Tuyl 
Diane Suda 
Gloria Unti 
Marta Estreye 
alternate: Byron Brown 

Chairman Montgomery announced the composition of the panel as above, the al- 
ternate person will serve if anyone cannot continue to serve. 

There being no further business the meeting adjounred at 4:45pm. 

Respectfully submitted 

ban Ellison, Assistant Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING - September 23, 1976 
Room 320, Health Department Building, 101 Grove St. 



Present: Chairman Montgomery 

Commissioners Frankenstein and Rivera 
Joan Ellison 

1. Social Services Building - Art Enrichment program 

General outline of proposed program was presented by architect, Garo Dorian. 
Artists approved by Art Commission at September meeting were introduced — 
Sam Tchakalian, Robert McChesney, Jacques Overhoff and Lillian Elliot. 

After discussion on the request by the Social Services Commission for input 
into this project, it was decided to hold a joint meeting on October 4. At 
this meeting more material was to be provided along with any available models. 

2. Mural - Red Shield Playground; artist — Camille Breeze. 
Photograph of completed mural was presented to the committee; approval given. 

3. Mural - Potrero Hill Park; artist - Pam Dickens (844 Grove St., §2) 

The mural is to be painted on the outside wall of the gymnasium; wall facing 

Arkansas Street. Size: 40' wide x 27'. Mural consists of four panels each 

12' X 10' , depicting sports activities; acrylic paints to be used. 

First panel depicts a girl on a trampoline with a large rose behind her — it 

was suggested that the rose be eliminated also, one corner is painted red and 

this should be removed. 

Committee approve mural based on above changes. 

4. Chairman Montgomery suggested that a meeting be held before the end of the 
year to review the process of the Art Festival. 



5. Guidelines for submission of murals. 

Guidelines as presented by Commissioner Rivera were reviewed by the committee, 
the following changes to be incorporated: 

2. a) add .. pastels or design markers. 

9. delete .. 1 painting and add .. portfolio of drawings. 

10. Artist must have sufficient number and quality to demonstrate 

proficiency in the art of mural painting. 



6. Advisory Panel — Dance and Theatre 

Discussion on the formation of the Advisory Panel. Also on the advisability of 
having this panel for one year - assuming that the Commission will be expanded 
to include a Commissioner representing Dance and one representing Theatre. 

Guidelines had been drawn up and discussed at an earlier meeting held at the 
home of Commissioner Frankenstein. 

Joan Ellison asked if consideration could be given to deleting part (2) of 
Item A which states that the panel will be able to make use of the facilities 
of the Art Commission to disseminate information to dance and theatre artists 
and to the public. She informed the group that this could impose a burden on 
the office due to the limited funds for office operation, space limitations 
and staff. it was agreed by everyone that this was not a necessary part of 
the guidelines. This item was deleted. 

Resumes of various invidividuals interested in serving on this panel were 
discussed. 

The following recommendations were made and accepted by the committee; 

the panel will consist of five representatives each of dance and theatre with 

an alternate member for each discipline. 

Results of recommendations are as follows: 

Theatre Panel : Richard Reineccus 

John Forman 
Ed Koplowitz 
Karen Seriguchi 
Sandra Richards 
alternate: Anne Dennis-Jankovic 

Dance Panel : Dolores Cayou 

Marian van Tuyl 
Diane Suda 
Gloria Unti 
Marta Estreye 
alternate: Byron Brown 

Chairman Montgomery announced the composition of the panel as above, the al- 
ternate person will serve if anyone cannot continue to serve. 

There being no further business the meeting adjounred at 4:45pm. 

Respectfully submitted 




'oan Ellison, Assistant Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE — October 1, 1976 
Lurie Room, Civic Center Library - 9:00am 



Present: Chairman Montgomery 

Commissioners Frankenstein and Swig 

Representatives of the Social Services Commission 

Norman Karasick, City Architect 

Garo Dorian, Architect for project 

Jacques Overhoff and Sam Tchakalian, artists for the project 

Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 

Garo Dorian, Architect, introduced the various members of the Social Services 
Commission and the artists present. A request had been received for a joint 
meeting to review the proposed art work. 

The four artists involved are: Jacques Overhoff, Sculptor 

Sam Tchakalian and Robert McChesney , Painters 
Lillian Elliot, Weaver 

Models of the building were shown and slide presentations of works done by 
the artists. 

Jacques Overhoff 

Sculpture proposed is based on various family studies', will be of bronze on 
concrete; approximate size 12' x 12'. The sculpture, a large bronze relief 

will be mounted on the outside wall by the entrance to the building. 

Sam Tchakalian 

Work proposed consists of two murals painted on canvas and mounted on to the 
concrete walls; they will be placed in the snack bar area on the 2nd floor. 
One wall is 20' wide and the other is 21' wide. 

Robert McChesney 

Work proposed is a mural to be placed in the public lobby; 22 ft. long x 
4-1/2 ft. deep; possible use of acrylic on canvas attached to the concrete. 
Lobby space is approximately 32 ft. long. 

Lillian Elliot 



Work proposed is a tapestry which will be hung from the ceiling in the staff lobby; 
approximately 13 ft long x 4 ft high depicting the family. 
Lobby is 14' wide x 45' long. 

Discussion on the various aspects of the building and the fact that the main 
use is directed to "the family"; works should reflect this association. 

Representatives of the Social Services Commission were appreciative of the 
opportunity to discuss this program with the Visual Arts Committee and 
approved the conceptual designs as present. 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:30am. 

gespectfijUly sub/nitted 

/ Joan Ellison, Assistant Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE — Octobt^ 1976 

Lurie Room, Civic Center Library - 9:00am 



Present: Chairman Montgomery 

Commissioners Frankenstein and Swig 

Representatives of the Social Services Commission 

Norman Karasick, City Architect 

Garo Dorian, Architect for project 

Jacques Overhoff and Sam Tchakalian, artists for the project 

Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 

Garo Dorian, Architect, introduced the various members of the Social Services 
Commission and the artists present. A request had been received for a joint 
meeting to review the proposed art work. 

The four artists involved are: Jacques Overhoff, Sculptor 

Sam Tchakalian and Robert McChesney , Painters 
Lillian Elliot, Weaver 

Models of the building were shown and slide presentations of works done by 
the artists. 

Jacques Overhoff 

Sculpture proposed is based on various family studies; will be of bronze on 

concrete; approximate size 12' x 12' . The sculpture, a large bronze relief 

will be mounted on the outside wall by the entrance to the building. 

Sam Tchakalian 

Work proposed consists of two murals painted on canvas and mounted on to the 
concrete walls; they will be placed in the snack bar area on the 2nd floor. 
One wall is 20' wide and the other is 21' wide. 

Robert McChesney 

Work proposed is a mural to be placed in the public lobby; 22 ft. long x 
4-1/2 ft. deep; possible use of acrylic on canvas attached to the concrete . 
Lobby space is approximately 32 ft. long. 

Lillian Elliot 

Work proposed is a tapestry which will be hung from the ceiling in the staff lobby; 

approximately 13 ft long x 4 ft high depicting the family. 

Lobby is 14' wide x 45' long. 

Discussion on the various aspects of the building and the fact that the main 
use is directed to "the family"; works should reflect this association. 

Representatives of the Social Services Commission were appreciative of the 
opportunity to discuss this program with the Visual Arts Committee and 
approved the conceptual designs as present. 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:30am. 



^espectfqlli/ subjnitted 



itiespectrullu 
/ Joan Ellison, Assistant Director 



October 20, 1976 



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To: Visual Arts Committee 

From: Joan Ellison 



Enclosed please find copy of an agenda for the Visual Arts Comaittee 

meeting scheduled for Friday, October 22 at 2pm in Room 320, Health 

Departmait Building, 101 Grove Street. Also enclosed is a copy of 

the guidelines for mareU-ists as Resented by Commissioner Rivera — 

the only item changed is item §9 which was discussed at an earlier 

meeting. 

Please call me if you ceumot attend. Thank you. 



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OCTOBER 22, 1976 ... 2:00 pm ■■■ 101 Grove St., Room 320 

Visual Arts Committee 

AGENDA 

1- Contract - Carroll Barnes — Muni Railway 

2. Murals: 

Paltenghi Center 

Ping Yuen Housing Project — Josie Grant 
934 Brannan Street — Gary McGill 

3, Guidelines 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING .. Friday, October 22, 1976 .. 2pm 

Room 320, 101 Grove Street 

Present: Chairman E. J. Montgomery 

Blio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 



1- Muni Railway Project at Ocean and San Jose Ave. 

Artist: Carroll Barnes 

Artist presented model of his sculptures to be installed at the above 
site. The work consists of two sculptural elements - one a IT high 
cylindrical sculpture indented by abstract geometrical shapes; the 
other a concave and convex parallelepiped sculpture in an abstract 
design similar to a covered wagon - approximately 9ft. high x 18-l/2ft 
long X 7-1/2 ft wide. Material to be used is Corten. 



2. Murals. 

a) Paltengi Center - 110 Belvedere Mall s Waller 
Artist: Charles Lobdell 

Photographs of the site and signatures of neighbors and community 

groups presented approving the design. Description of the design provided. 

Size of wall to be painted is 70' x 35' (approx.) 

Colors shown on the design will be the same when painted. 

Chairman Montgomery suggested that the dark blue at the top of the 

design be lightened, also some thought be given to the portion of the 

design indicating the sun -it appeared to be rather strong. 

Slides presented of other works done by the artist. 

Artist requested to provide a color chart when presenting his design 

to the full Commission on November 1 . 

This mural is the third in a group of murals funded through Revenue 

Sharing monies in the Haight Ashbury district. 

b) Ping Yuen Housing Project - Pacific & Powell 
Artist: Josie Grant 

Photographs presented of the site, also approving signatures of the design, 

slides and photographs of previous work done by this artist, and a 

description of the mural to be executed. 

Mural size approximately 20' x 102'. 

Chairman Montgomery requested a color chart be provided when presenting 

this design to the full Commission on November 1. 

c) Brannan Street Community Cultural Center 
Artist: Gary McGill 

Photographs presented of the site, also approving signatures of the design. 
Mural will be painted along the upper portion of the facade of the 
building facing the freeway. 

Gary McGill, artist, will be working with students of the mural workshop. 
Chairman Montgomery requested a color chart be provided when presenting 
this design to the full Commission on November 1. 



Respectfully submitted IL- A^n 



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9to( Viaual Arts Comnittee 



From: B. J. Montgomery, Cbairaan 



There will te a ateeting of the Visual Arts Committee to discuss the 
question of guidelines on Monday, November IS at 2pm in Room 320 
of the Eeelth Department Building, 101 Grove Street. 

Please notify Joan if you are unable to attend. 



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Report on meeting regarding Airport Art Enrichment 

Meeting held December 15, 1976 at the office of Walter Lander & Assoc. 

In attendance: San Francisco International Airport: 

R. G. Lee, Deputy Director & Chief Engineer 
Len Blackford & Jason Yuen, Architects 

Walter Landor Assoc. 
Walter Landor 
Glen Gardner 
Doug Alair 

San Francisco Art Commission 
Martin Snipper, Director 
Elio Benvenuto, Director of Art Programs 
E. J. Montgomery, Chairman-Visual Arts Committee 
Joan Ellison, Asst. Director 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
Henry Hopkins, Director 

Meeting held to have preliminary discussion on establishment of an 
Art Enrichment Program for the San Francisco International Airport. 

Design presented of the North Terminal. It was noted that the walls 
in back of the ticket areas are the property of the airline companies. 
Indication of areas where art works could be installed was made. 
Various suggestions made, such as glass murals or mosaics, blow-ups 
of photographs taken over San Francisco for use on the walls in the 
seating area ^ paintings, sculptures etc. 

$1,707,000 will be allocated for this program. 

Mr. Lee suggested that a working committee be established. 

Mr. Snipper responded that this should comprise Ms. Montgomery, Chairman 
of the Visual Arts Committee, Dmitri Vedensky, Chairman of the Civic 
Design Committee and Elio Benvenuto, Director of Art Programs, as the 
Art Commission representatives. 

Mr. Hopkins stated that a primary issue will be to decide what is art 

the airport today. It should be something that will make the airport 
different from a hotel lobby. Artists of the city, state and world 
should be included. 

Mr. Snipper expressed the feeling that the Art Commission's starting 
point should be with the architects. From their feelings and sugges- 
tions will evolve an exchange of ideas. 

Mr. Landor said that his thought was to find the optimum combination of 
Bay Area creative work, Calif ornia^ and International artists rather 
than think in terms of Bay Area only. State or International only. 



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Mr. Landor also expressed the idea that if the suggestion of the 
photograph display is adopted it might be possible to purchase enough 
works for three displays which could be rotated. It was also suggested 
that these works be accompanied by an explanation of the work and in- 
formation on the artist. 

Mr. Hopkins, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, felt that the Museum 
could be persuaded to store such works and act as curator. Details 
would have to be worked out. 

It was decided that the Art Coiranission would be provided with a set of 
plans and a statement indicating the areas that the architect feels 
should be considered for art enrichment; also a statement from the 
architect as to how he sees the program evolving; names of artists 
can be submitted for consideration at this time. 



Next meetings will be held January 6 and January 7 at 3:30pm in the 
office of Walter Landor; at this time alternatives and suggestions 
will be discussed and possibly a tentative plan formulated. This 
plan will then be presented to the Airport Commission. 




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ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



December 16, 1976 



To: •^ Visual Arts Committee 

From: E. J. Montgomery, Chairman 

There will be a meeting of this committee on Wednesday , December 29 
at 1:30pm in Room 320, 101 Grove Street. 

Please notify Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 

Thank you. 




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December 16, 1976 



To: Visual Arts Committee 

From: E. J. Montgomery, Chairman 

There will be a meeting of this committee on Wednesday, December 29 
at 1:30pm in Room 320, 101 Grove Street. 

Please notify Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 

Thank you. 




165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



December 22, 1976 

NOTICE 

To: Visual Arts Comnittee 

From: E. J. Hontgoaery , Chairman 

lie: Art Enrichaent Program for San Francisco International Airport 

Enclosed are notes taken at a preliminary meeting on the above. 

Meetings will be held on January 6 and January 7 at the office of 
Halter Landor 6 Associates, Pier 5, Embarcadero, at 3:30pm. in order 
to establish a program for presentation to the Airport Conanission. 

Please call Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 



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Walter Landom & Assoc. 

R. G. Lee, Deputy Director, San Francisco International Airport 

Henry Hopkins, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modem Art 



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Meeting - Airport Art Enrichment Program - January 6, 1977 

Present: Airports Commission: R. G. Lee 

Jason G. Yuen 

Commissioner Ruth S. Kadish 

Landor Associates : Glen Gardner 

Douglas Alair 
Walter Landor 

Architect: Len Blackford 

S.F. Museum of Art: Henry Hopkins 

S.F.Art Commission Commissioner E. J. Montgomery, 

Chairman Visual Arts Comm. 
Commissioner Frankenstein 
Commissioner Cannon 

Elio Benvenuto, Director of Art Pgms . 
Joen Ellison, Asst .Director 

Meeting took place in the Conference Room, Walter Landor Associates, Pier 5/ 
commencing at 3:45pm. 

Mr. Lee called the meeting to order and stated that the object of the meeting 
is to evaluate the proposed locations for installation of art work. 

Mr. Gardner presented plans of the areas and pointed out that proposed locations 
have been numbered and are indicated on the plans. 

Discussion on each location, 

Mr. Hopkins briefed the group on the proposal for Location §3 — this would 
be a strong collection of work by artists, conceivably enough works to cover 
two collections. He made suggestions on the storage and installation of such 
works with the assistance of the Museum of Modern Art. 

Commissioner Kadish suggested that possibly these works could be provided to 
establish a museum in San Mateo County, especially as the Airport is physically 
located in San Mateo County; curatorship could then be provided through the 
museum. 

Discussion continued. 

Commissioner Kadish suggested inclusion of play sculpture in the lounge areas. 

Various ideas presented including suggestion by Elio Benvenuto on the possible 
use of stained glass; Mr. Landor suggested use of hanging panels of various 
materials and textures in the connector space; Elio Benvenuto asked if a 
space would be available for art in the field of video... however, it was 
decided that this type of display would not be practical that the airport 
art will be mainly a "fast look" type of art. 



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1/6/77 - page 2 



Commissioner Kadish suggested that use be made of childrens art - various 
methods discussed such as school competitions etc. It was also suggested 
that some of the art works purchased should be purchased with children in 
mind - works that could be hung at a lower level for their enjoyment . 

General discussion continued. 

Next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 3pm. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:50pm. 

Respectfully submitted 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE meeting .. December 29, 1976 

Present: Chairman Montgomery 

Commissioners Carlisle and Frankenstein 
Ello Benvenuto 
Martin Snipper 
Joan Ellison 



1 . MURALS 

a) West Portal Branch Library, West Portal Ave. 

Artist: Nancy H. Thompson, 222 Clipper St., San Francisco, 94114 

Mural to be painted on the front outside wall of the Library; 29*10" wide 

X 12'6" high. 

Photographs of the site, letters from the community and a written description 

of the mural were presented to the committee. 

Mural shows some of the history of the area including the tunnel which was 

a focal point of the neighborhood; sepia tones used in this portion. 

Under supervision of the artist, neighborhood children will be Involved in 

the painting of the lower portion of the mural. Committee approval. 

b) South of Market Health Center 
Artist: Jane Speiser 

Photograph presented of completed mural. Committee approval 

c) Mural for Children's Ward, General Hospital, Potrero Ave. 
Artists: Ruby Newman and Selma Brown 

Mural will be 8' long x 3' high and approximately 3' off the floor. 

Some wood construction will be Introduced to provide a 3 dimension effect. 

Committee suggested use of soft colors rather than the hard gold tones used 

in one portion of the cartoon. 

Committee approval subject to inspection while the work is in progress. 



2. MUNI RAILWAY - John M. Woods Motor Coach 
Artist - Stefan Novak 

Program originally approved in 1974; project has been held up since that 

time. Funding is through the Federal Government. 

Large aerial photograph presented of the area indicating site location, 

surrounding areas and freeways. Elevations and plans also presented. 

Project will serve a small residential area, providing a park and a play 

area for children, and also the Muni bus drivers. 

Minimum maintenance is required also a clear view through the park with no 

solid objects. A 15" wall will be built around the park area and seating 

provided. 

Two large sculptures to be of Douglas Fir which will be re-sawn; sculptures 

are 19' cubes of a lattice-type construction; all connectors will be hidden; 



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concrete abutments will support the timbers; seating provided inside 

the cubes; high intensity lights installed. 

The play area will encompass swings and slides. 

Committee approval with a request for models of the play sculptures and 

information on the kind of lights to be installed in the cube sculptures. 



3. GALVEZ PLAYGROUND - Hudson, Mandell & Keith Streets. 
Artist: Aristedes Demetrios 

Plan presented of complete project for information of the committee. 
Mr. Shadt, Architect, described the park and informed the committee that 
the total cost would be $1,000,000 and that 5.5% of the budget will be 
allocated for the play sculpture. 

The sculpture consists of a series of hoops in the form of a monster. 
Material will be galvanised steel (requiring minimal maintenance) ; the 
hoops will vary in size but the base will be level with the ground so 
that children can climb through them or out of them. The"monster"will 
provide an alternate means of ascending or descending the hillside where 
it will be installed. Construction will be approximately 120 ft. long. 
No planting is envisioned for this area as the ground is extremely rocky. 

A slide will be built near to the sculpture with a small wooden building 
at the top of the hill, this will utilize telegraph poles on one side of 
the slide and also railroad ties with chains and bollards on the other 
side. The slide will be approximately 70 ft. long. 



Committee approval for Concept as presented; 
model in approximately one month. 



artist to provide a large 



4. Acquisition of works for General Hospital 
Committee chose the following; 
Arthur Car r away 



Ralph Maradiaga 
Toby Klayman 

Sister Adele 



Language Series X, 1974 ) 
Language Series XIV, 1974 ) Gouache 

El Sol Nunca Muere (print) 



Self love 
Charlie 
Dream House 
Fish & Flower 

Vortex 1976 
Filigree 
Intrigue '71 



serlgraphs 



photographs 



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$490 

$125 

$ 50 

40 

100 

60 

$450 
400 
200 



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5. Annual Art Festival 1977 

Elio Benvenuto proposed dates of September 21 - 25 for the 1977 Festival. 
Committee approval given. 

Request made for approval of renewal of contract with Elio Benvenuto to 
act as Director of the 1977 Annual Arts Festival. 
Committee approval given. 

6. Art Enrichment Program for San Francisco International Airport. 

Chairman Montgomery and Director of Art Programs, Elio Benvenuto, gave a 
report on the meeting held at the office of Walter Landor Associates 
(consultant to the Airport) , Plans were shown indicating the proposed 
location for installation of art work. It was decided that Chairman 
Montgomery and Dmitri Vedensky, Chairman of Civic Design Committee, would 
be part of the Working Committee which will comprise representatives of 
the Airport, Walter Landor Associates and the Art Commission. The Visual 
Arts Committee and a representative of the Civic Design Committee will 
attend the two meetings established for January 6 and 7 to discuss this 
program. 

This is an extensive program and discussion was held on the fee to be paid 
to the Director of Art Programs to administer the program. 

Director Snipper gave the committee the basis on which the administrative 
fee was established and noted that this was the only way that the Director 
of Art Programs could be compensated for a year round job. (It is signi- 
ficant that over the ten year period in which Mr. Benvenuto has been 
fulfilling these duties, he has received approximately $3-4000 a year). 
His services are well known and the role he fulfills is indispensible. 

It was suggested that the administrative fee be spread over a period of 

3 to 4 years. A question was raised as to what would happen if 

Mr. Benvenuto could not fulfill his duties; response from Mr. Snipper 

was that someone else would continue the job and thus automatically 

receive the administrative fee which would be pro-rated. 

The Committee decided that the following resolution be submitted.. That 

the Director of Art Programs shall receive compensation not exceeding 

$20,000 per year from the Airport Art Enrichment Program. Unanimous 

Committee approval . 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 4:25pm. 

Respectfully submitted 



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/ Jokn Ellison, Assistant Director 






ART COMMISSION city and county of san Francisco 



January 12, 1977 



To: Visual Arts Committee 

From: E. J. Montgomery 

There will be a special meeting of this committee on Monday, January 17 
from 2 - 4pm in Room 320, 101 Grove Street. 

Please notify Joan Ellison if you cannot attend. 



EJM:je 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 (415)558 3465 



Airport Art Enrichment 
January 12, 1977 

Group consisting of the following met at the Airport at 10am and toured 
the construction site. 

Airports Commission: R. G. Lee, Deputy Director 

Jason G. Yuen 

Landor Associates: Walter Landor 

Glen Gardner 
Douglas Alair 
(two other representatives) 

S.F. Museum Henry Hopkins 

S.F.Art Commission Commissioner Montgomery, Chairman-Visual Arts 

Commissioner Cannon 

Elio Benvenuto, Director of Art Programs 
Joan Ellison, Asst. Director 

Contractors rep. John Caproni 

I "Shorty" Grindheim 

All the areas which have been previously discussed were toured. 

Meeting adjourned at 12 noon for lunch. 

3pm - meeting reconvened at office of Walter Landor Associates, Pier 5. 

Mr. Lee informed the group that Commissioner Kadish had requested that he 
suggest to the group that a Contingency Fund be established. Everyone 
agreed that this was an excellent idea. After discussion it was decided 
that $100,000 be set aside as a contingency fund. 

Mr. Benvenuto pointed out that when a contract is established with an 
artist to provide a work, he will be responsible for the installation costs. 

Mr. Lee requested that the Airport Commission be provided with a sketch or 
model of the various works before contracts are signed. 

Commissioner Montgomery suggested that in order to save time it would be 
better to have a representative from the Airport sit with the Visual Arts 
Committee when works are being reviewed. Information will then be provided 
to the Airport Commission. 

Mr. Benvenuto asked Mr. Hopkins to outline his proposal for the works to 
be acquired which will form the "revolving" display. 

Mr. Hopkins responded that his understanding of this part of the project is 
that twice the number of paintings required for this particular area will 
be purchased. Half the works would be on view at the Airport and the other 
half will be in storage at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and would 
be handled as part of their permanent collection. No insurance will be 
required unless the paintings are loaned out or displayed in a location 
away from the Museum. Storage does not pose a problem. The Museum will 



Airport Art Enrichment 
1/12/77 - page 2 

act as curator and will change the exhibition at the Airport each year or 
whatever period of time is decided upon. 

Commissioner Montgomery brought up the problem of storage cases for the 
works. After discussion it was felt that it would be best to have the works 
framed in a simple manner each fitted with a protective cover - possibly 
plexiglas. This will also provide uniformity for all the works in this 
particular collection. 

It was suggested that when the reception is held (if one is planned) for the 
the opening of the Airport expansion and the exhibition of art work, that 
a simultaneous opening be held at the Museum for the collection of art work 
for the Airport. 

Mr. Hopkins expressed the feeling that the works should be held in the San 
Francisco Museum rather than establish a museum in San Mateo County. Curatorship 
is such a specialized field. 

Attached is the proposal for installation of art work at the airport. 

Some discussion was held on the possibility of installing a monumental piece 
of sculpture; however, it does not appear that this is feasible. Embellish- 
ment of the Control Tower was also discussed but due to its tremendous size 
it was decided that this would not be suitable . 



Respectfully submitted 



Aqoj^ ®.Q-< 



\ Jopn Ellison, Asst. Director 



SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIO N AL AIRPORT - NORTH TERMINAL COMPLEX 
ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 



PROPOSED LOCATION 



SECOND LEVEL - NORTH TERMINAL 

1 • * Southwest Concourse - West Wall 
24'H X la'W 

* most favorable site out of 
1, 2A and 2B. 

2. A. Northwest Concourse - West Wall 
24'H X 18'W 



Type of Art Work 



Bas Relief (3 dimensional painting, 
wood or plastic material) — should 
be installed on moveable panels 
(walls may be moved). Color essential. 

Bas Relief — same as 1 above 



— 4. 



B. East Wall - above door 

South Wall of Northwest and 
Northeast Concourse 



Lounge 208 - 

West Wall - 12' H x 28 'W 
East Wall - 12'H X 25' W 



Bas Relief — same as 1 s 2 above 

Series of paintings - double required 
number to provide rotating exhibition 
(actual number to be decided later) 

Fibre or textile wall hanging on each 
side of the bay - bay approx . 60' wide,. 



Lounge 251 - 

West Wall - 12' H X 28' W 
East Wall - 12'H x 28 'W 



Fibre or textile wall hanging on each 
side of the bay - bay approx. 60' wide. 
or 2 paintings on each side. 



7. 



Security Area to Connector 
West Wall - lO'H X 64'W 
East Wall - lO'H X 64'W 



Superstairs - North Crossing 
24'L X 12'W X 20' H+ 



Limited Competition - possible mural 
area. Wall could be divided into 
two areas; possible use of ceramic 
tiles; material must be of a durable 
nature. 

Hanging - transluscent but with color - 
possibly clear plastic, acrylic or 
lucite; something to carry out a 
feeling of light and movement. A 
suggestion of use of stainless steel. 
Commission. 



Superstairs - East Crossing 
24'L X 12'W X 20'H+ 



Hanging - same as item 7 above. 
View is not as dramatic. 



SECOND LEVEL 
SECOND LEVEL 



NOARDING AREAS H & I AND CONNECTOR 
BOARDING AREAS H S I AND CONNECTOR 



Concourse I - Seating Area #2 
West Wall 24' W x 12'H 



Mural, hanging or painting. 
Must be considered in relation to 
location ttl7 . 



10. 



Concourse I - Seating Area §3 
East Wall 24 'W x 12'H 



Mural, hanging or painting. 
Must be considered in relation to 
location #17. 



Art Enrichment Program 
Location S type - page 2 



11. 



— 12. 



%%% 



13. 



14. 



15. 



Lounge (Hub) - Southwest s Northwest 
Malls 46'W X 10' H (both walls) 



Central Lobby (Hub) 

Octagonal Area 29' across with 

31 ' ceiling height 



Ground Level at Superstairs 

North Crossing - 10' 10" ceiling ht. 

Ground Level at Superstairs 

East Crossing - 10' 10" ceiling ht. 

Connector 

10' ceiling height 



Bas relief on both walls, 
(discussion held on possible use of 

stained glass - however, decision 

made to discard this idea) 

Suspended sculpture; no seating in 
this area because of tremendous flow of 
people - also all the signing for the 
airlines should be left clear. 
Thought to be given to a suspended 
sculpture with a low floor piece; 

(kinetic) stalagmite sculpture. 
Limited competition - possibly 10. 

Sculpture of durable material. 
%%% - Low priority 

Sculpture of durable material. 
%%% - Low priority 

Commission for a light sculpture - 
possible a strip light sculpture which 
provides its own illumination, eg. 
lucite, metal strips or wire. 

Important that signs be visible - 8 ft 
clearance needed. 



16. 



Concourse I - Seating Area Ifl 
12' ceiling height 



Sculpture of durable material. 
%%% - Low priority 



17. A. Concourse I - Upper wall 
B. Concourse I - Upper wall 



Painting or Hanging. 
Painting or Hanging 



Allocation for actual purchases will be approximately $1.4 million 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Monday, January 17, 1977 

The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Montgomery at 2:20pm. 

Prssent: Commissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle 

Elio Benvenuto and Martin Snipper 

Minutes of the meetings of January 6 and January 12 were distributed 
and approved. 

The Airport Art Enrichment Program (North Terminal Complex) enclosed, 
was distributed and taken up for discussion. 

Item 3. Commissioner Montgomery moved that no more than approximately 

20 paintings for Area #3 of the program, be purchased until such time as 
all other commissions have been assigned. Upon completion of the assign- 
ments, and funds being available, the aquisition of additional paintings 
may be considered to be used as a rotating exhibit. 
Commissioner Frankenstein seconded the motion which was unanimously 
approved . 



Commissioner Frankenstein moved that the Art Commission design and provide 
a series of portable panels to the airport, which can be used for changing 
exhibits of childrens art, displays of future plans for the airport, or 
such other exhibits as may be desired by the Airport Commission. 
Commissioner Montgomery seconded the motion which was unanimously passed. 

******* 

The Committee discussed the general problem of art acquisitions and 
commissions and in particular whether they be restricted to Bay Area 
artists, California or other, and if so to what extent. 

Commissioner Frankenstein suggested that the first announcement 
(elimination) should be restricted to artists of the nine Nay Area counties. 
Commissioner Montgomery felt that this might exclude excellent ethnic 
artists . 



Item 6. Commissioner Frankenstein moved that the competition for this 

area be limited to California residents of at least one year. 
Commissioner Carlisle seconded and it was unanimously approved. 



Item 12. Commissioner Carlisle moved that this competition shall be 

restricted to artists resident in the nine Bay Area Counties. 

Commissioner Montgomery seconded the motion which was unanimously approved. 



Director of Art Programs, Elio Benvenuto, presented his suggestions for 
the "Award of Honor" exhibits that are given con^'^^^^ntly with the Festival. 



V.R. Comaittee 
1/17/77 - page 2 



It was his suggestion that two posthumous shows be offered: 

David Parks, painter, and Sargent Johnson, sculptor. In addition, he 

suggested recognizing the contribution of Lawrence Ferlinghetti , the 

Poet by presenting him with an Award of Honor. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved the notion, which was seconded by 

Commissioner Carlisle and unanimously adopted. 

******* 

Mr. Benvenuto presented a few works to be considered for purchase for 
the General Hospital. 

Commissioner Carlisle moved that the Art Commission purchase a chalk 

drawing of a Unicorn by Charles Ware for $225.00. 

Commissioner Frankenstein seconded And the committee unanimously approved. 

******* 

The meeting concluded with a discussion of the guidelines which are 
still in a formative stage. 

There was general agreement that the guidelines should include specific 
requirements - such as photographs, site, elevations and data that offers 
a comprehensive picture and background for the proposal. It was also 
stated that the artist must provide an estimate of the time required to 
execute a mural, and that this element shall be taken into consideration 
when granting approvals. 



Respectfully submitted 



Iv 



Martin Snipper, Director 
for Joan Ellison 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 18, 1977 - Room 400, 101 Grove Street - Health Dept. Building 

Present: Commissioners Frankenstein, Carlisle and Rivera 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 

Acting Chairman Frankenstein called the meeting to order at 2:30pm. 

Letter received from Mr. Mollis Lenderking (copy on file) recommending maintenance 
and preservation of San Francisco's Mural Art and suggesting commissioning of a 
"Grand Mural" for the back-wall of the Orpheum Theatre. 

Committee discussed the above. Elio Benvenuto suggested that the CETA artists be 
asked to make a survey of the city's murals; then present their recommendations 
to the full Commission and request approval to seek funds for this project. 
Commissioner Carlisle moved that Mr. Benvenuto' s suggestion be presented to the 
Commission, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, unanimously approved. 

In regard to the suggestion for the mural at the Orpheum Theatre, after discussion 
it was decided that Mr. Benvenuto investigate the Orpheum Theatre and find out 
who the owners are; possibly a letter could be sent suggesting such 
a mural. Mr. Benvenuto to report back to the committee. 

Commissioner Frankenstein requested Ms. Ellison to send a letter to Mr. Lenderking 
informing him of the committee action and expressing appreciation for his 
suggestions . 

MURALS 

1 . Ortega Library 

Design presented by Ms. Cullen, Librarian of Ortega Library. Designs had been 

solicited from the community; these designs had been displayed in the library 

and the community had chosen the one now presented to the committee. 

Mural is to be painted on a portion (8' x 10' ) of a long triangular shaped wall 

measuring 100'. Photographs presented of the area and also a petition signed 

by community residents in favor of the design presented. 

Design is by Joseph Kruse and depicts a scene in the Sunset neighborhood. 

Discussion took place on the various requirements for murals. The artist is 
going to work under the supervision of Jack Frost, CETA muralist, and the 
community will be involved in the actual painting. The committee felt that it 
would be unwise to have the mural completed unless it was inspected periodically . 
After discussion it was moved by Commissioner Carlisle and seconded by Commissioner~ 
Rivera that a portion of the mural be painted, this will be inspected by the 
committee, prior to its completion. Unanimously approved by the committee. 

2 . Valencia Gardens 

Bicentennial Neighborhood Grant has been awarded in the amount of $12,000 to 
continue the mural program at Valencia Gardens Housing Project. 

Jack Frost, CETA muralist, presented a sketch of the Housing Project and indicated 
to the committee the areas to be enriched with murals. 

Mr. Frost requested a letter be sent to Michelle Anderson of City Planning accept- 
ing the concept of the above plan, so that the artists can then start their 
drawings and sketches for this project. 



Visual Arts mtg. 
2/18/77 - page 2 



Discussion continued on the various aspects of the proposal; it was requested 
that on the upcoming tour of facilities etc. that Valencia Gardens be added to 
the Itinerary . 

Commissioner Rivera moved, seconded by Commissioner Carlisle that the concept 
of the mural painting project at Valencia Gardens be approved; unanimous. 
Ms. Ellison was requested to forward a letter to Michelle Anderson informing 
her of the committee's approval. 

St. Francis of the Guns 

This sculpture by Beniamino Bufano is currently stored in the Brannan Street 
Cultural Center. It had been planned, under Mayor Alioto, to install the 
sculpture facing the bay near to the St. Francis Yacht Club. 
A request has now been received through the Board of Supervisors, for place- 
ment of the sculpture along Brotherhood Way. 

Mr. Cook, President of the Northern Californians for Hand Gun Control reported 
to the committee that the actual location on Brotherhood Way, requested by 
Supervisor Kopp, is opposed by the Rabbi of the synagogue. However, many loca- 
tions are available along Brotherhood Way and after discussion it was decided 
that Elio Benvenuto and, if possible, committee representatives investigate 
available sites on Brotherhood Way. 

Mr. Benvenuto informed the committee that it had been planned to install the 
statue at General Hospital. Funds would be available through the enrichment funds 
for General Hospital to provide a base for the statue. 

Mr. Cook suggested that he try and raise funds to build a base for the statue if 
it is decided to install it on Brotherhood Way. 

After further discussion the committee requested Mr. Benvenuto to investigate 
the proposed sites. Mr. Cook will inform Mr. Benvenuto if he is able to obtain 
funds for a base. 



Artists Rights 

Request submitted from a group of artists, spokeswoman Susan Cervantes , seeking 
assistance of the Art Commission regarding reproduction, royalty rights, mainten- 
ance and preservation of murals. The group also requested the Art Commission 
to act as arbitrator between the neighborhood and the school district in an 
effort to preserve the mural executed by Susan Cervantes at Le Conte School . 
General discussion was held on some of the problems encountered by the muralists . 

Ms. Cervantes presented a copy of Assembly Bill No. 1053, Chapter 513, by 

Assemblyman Sieroty which contains the following phrase .. "Cooperate with other 

affected state agencies and consult with the artist to insure that each work of 

art acquired pursuant to this chapter is properly maintained and is not artistically 

altered in any manner without the consent of the artist". Ms. Cervantes and the 

group of artists present requested the Commission to adopt legislation similar 

to the bill presented. 

After discussion it was the recommendation of the committee that this legislation 

be presented to the City Attorney for his legal opinion as to whether the Art 

Commission could adopt similar legislation. 



Visual Arts mtg. 
2/18/77 - page 3 



Annual Nevelson Award 

Letter received from Arnold s Palmer s Noble, Inc. requesting Art Commission 
input as to an appropriate kind of annual Nevelson Award that Embarcadero 
Center might consider setting up. The Commissioners were also invited to 

attend the dedication of the Nevelson sculpture in Embarcadero Center on 
February 24, 1977. 

Mr. Benvenuto suggested to the committee that it would be possible to establish 
such an award and further that this could be considered as a part of the Annual 
Art Festival. The committee approved this idea and requested staff to send a 
letter informing him of the suggestion and requesting more details. 



Fairmont School 

Letter received from Architect, Worley K. Wong of Worley K. Wong, Ronald G. 
Brocchini S Associates regarding art enrichment of the Fairmount School. 
Mr. Benvenuto had contacted Mr. Wong by telephone and discovered that he had 
been under the impression that the Commission had works to place. However, 
Mr. Benvenuto had informed him that funds would have to be forthcoming from 
the Board of Education in order for us to provide works of art. 

Committee requested a letter be sent to Mr. Cali, Board of Education on this 
subject. 



Guidelines 

Guidelines as prepared through the committee thus far were discussed. Various 
recommendations were made by artists at the meeting and after discussion the 
committee agreed to take the guidelines and recommendations under advisement. 



General Hospi tal 

Elio Benvenuto presented four works by Oscar De Leon for possible acquisition for 
General Hospital. 

After deliberation Commissioner Rivera moved acceptance of one work, an ink 
drawing titled "La virgen de Los Lagos" ... $2,100 ($3,000 less 30% discount) 
plus tax, seconded by Commissioner Carlisle, and unanimously approved. 

Elio Benvenuto discussed with the committee the techniques of artist Jim Goldberg; 
he proposed that Mr. Goldberg be invited to submit studies for two murals to be 
executed in the Outpatients Lounge of the Mental Health Division (#7C) of 
General Hospital. Committee approved this suggestion. Mr. Benvenuto will report 
back at the next committee meeting. 



visual Arts mtg . 
2/18/77 - page 4 



Acceptance of Gifts 

General discussion was held on the subject of accepting gifts of works of 
art for the City. The cowmittee requested that the By-Laws s Program Review 

Committee be asked to study this subject and determine how these gifts should 
be accepted - if they should come to the Art Commission before the gift is 
accepted by the Mayor or the Board of Supervisors. 



There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:10pm. 



Respectfully submitted 
( Joan Ellison, Assistant Director 



COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



February 8, 1977 



MEMO 



TO: Visual Arts Conmittee 
FROM: Joan Ellison 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, 
February 16th has been re-scheduled for Friday, February 18th at 
2:30 pm in Room 320, 101 Grove Street (Health Department Building). 

Please call me if you cannot attend. Thank you. 



JE:mp 



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165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



March 8, 1977 

NOTICE 

To: Visual Arts Committee •• Chairman Montgomery 

From: Joan Ellison 

The next meeting of the Visual Arts Comctittee has been schedalBd 
for Friday, March 18 - Room 320, 101 Grove Street at 2:30pm. 

Please call me if you are unable to attend. 



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Vlamo?:JnoM 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE meeting — March 18, 1977 - 2:30pm 
Room 320, 101 Grove St. 



Present: Commissioners Frankenstein, Carlisle and Rivera 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 



In the absence of Chairman Montgomery , Commissioner Frankenstein acted 
as Chairman. 



^- Letter presented from Jon David Pevna donating two prints 

by Judith Clancy. 

Chairman Frankenstein moved acceptance of the gift, 2nd by Commissioner 

Carlisle, unanimous. 

Committee requested that a letter of appreciation be sent to Mr. Pevna. 



2- Date of public hearing on the Annual Art Festival. 

Mr. Benvenuto explained that various inquiries and suggestions have 
been presented to the office regarding the Art Festival. A policy is 
also required on the acceptance of various types of works to be accepted 
in the Festival. Most of the criticisms have been presented on the 
subject of crafts. Hearing to be set to discuss all the problems. 
Committee suggested date of Tuesday, April 12 from 7 - 10pm. 
Joan Ellison to establish location, possibly Anza School. 



a. Neighborhood Arts Theatre. 
Artist - Jacob Fishman 

Keith St. Clare presented the design for the artist; mural size is 18' x 
and is to be painted on adjoining walls at the Neighborhood Arts Theatre. 
Mr. Fishman has been awarded a grant of $940 to paint this mural, as a 
part of the Community Development Program. The mural will be painted on 
plywood and bolted to the site; water paints used and a sealer of thin 
verathane . 

Mr. St. Clare was asked to provide the committee with the following prior 
to approval: sketch to be prepared to scale; information on relation- 

ship to murals already painted on the building, also a portfolio of work 
done by the artist. 

Commissioner Rivera moved disapproval until above requirements are met, 
seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

b. Miraloma School, Sequoia Street - facing park 
Artist - Cynthia Almond 

Wall to be painted is 200' long x 10'9" high up to 16' 0" high. 
First portion to be painted is 48' long. If it is discovered that funds 
are not available later for the complete project this first portion can 
be finished in such as way that it will be a complete mural. 



Visual Arts mtg. 
3/18/77 - page 2 



Design by Cynthia Almond is a "fantasy" landscape with "fantasy" animals 
designed by children of Mix aloma School. 

Wall to be painted is a retaining wall - area immediately in front of a 
playfield. Mural is to be painted at the request of the Miraloma Improve- 
ment Association. 

Committee requested information on the approval given by Park & Recreation 
Dept. and also descriptive material. 

Commissioner Rivera moved acceptance of the mural design, seconded by 
Commissioner Carlisle, unanimously approved. 

c. Potrero Hill Recreation Center 

Photograph presented of the completed mural at the above location by 
Pamela Dickens. 

Commissioner Rivera moved acceptance, seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein, 
unanimously approved. 

Discussion on re-allocation of mural funds from one mural to another in order 
to pay costs not covered in a particular mural account. Committee requested 
Joan Ellison to check into this. 



4 . General Hospi tal 

a) Elio Benvenuto reported that he had met with Victor Torres of Stone, 
Marraccini & Patterson and the Director of Planning Facilities for the 
hospital and had chosen a site for placement of the Bufano sculpture 
"Madonna" . The sculpture will be placed in a 15' to 20' sidewalk area 
which has some old trees planted in it. 

Committee requested that a letter be sent by the architect approving 
this location. 

b) Elio Benvenuto reported that prior to tearing down the old General Hospital, 
a Memorabilia Committee had been formed of doctors and staff, in an effort 
to save some of the more "historical" pieces of the building. A small 
building approximately 50' x 25' wide had been turned over to this committee 
and various items will be stored there. Old style arched doorways have been 
saved and will be installed in the lawn area in front of the building. 
Marble pillars, emblems from the front of the hospital and possible old 
literature will be stored in the building . 

c) Complaints had been received from the hospital staff regarding the "draft" 
problem which occurs in the lobby of the "In and Out Patients" area. 

Elio Benvenuto had suggested that a screen be installed and this sugges- 
tion had been favorably received by the hospital staff. 

Mr. Benvenuto asked the committee to authorize him to contact Freda Hoblick 
to request a design for an acrylic screen. 

Commissioner Carlisle moved adoption of this idea, seconded by Commissioner 
Rivera, unanimously approved. 



Visual Arts mtg. 
3/18/77 - page 3 



5- Channel Pump Station 

This project had been submitted to Civic Design Committee and had been 
approved. Part of the project included treatment of the roof with a 
product called Dex-o-tex, which comes in various colors. No art enrich- 
ment of the building is planned as it is a facility that is not used 
all the time by employees but rather is a service building. Department 
of Public Works have agreed to allow monies for treatment of the roof by 
an artist. Roof area is 13,000 square feet. 

Elio Benvenuto presented work done by two artists and asked the committee 
to approve one of these artists to do this roof "mural"; artists recommended 
are - Leo Vallador and Jean Hyson. 

Department of Public Works will provide the artist chosen with all roof 
details. 

After discussion. Commissioner Frankenstein approved Leo Vallador as the 
artist for this project, seconded by Commissioner Carlisle and unanimously 
approved . 



6. Airport Art Enrichment Program 

Landor Associates had presented the general concept of this program to 

the Airport Commission. Airport Commissioner Coblentz had expressed the 

feeling that the program should be flexible so that the enrichment can 

be completed in the best possible manner. Airport Commissioner Kadish 

had proposed that a 20% contingency fund be set up. Mr. Benvenuto reported 

that he had objected to this and requested that the contingency fund be 

composed of $100,000 . 

General dicussion had taken place during which the Art Commission was asked 

to consider the tremendous talent available in the Bay Area for this project. 

Suggestion also made that a public hearing be held. 

Airport Commission approved the concept of the program. 

The committee did not feel that a public hearing would be necessary in 

view of the fact that all aspects of the program would be publicized. 

Mr. Benvenuto outlined how the art enrichment program for General Hospital 

had been conducted. He presented a cost analysis in relation to the list 

of established locations. He informed the committee that he had consulted 

many artists who are involved in the various media proposed by the committee, 

in order to come up with a viable comparative cost. 

It will be necessary for the working committee on this project to meet as 

soon as possible in order to establish the format for competitions etc. 

Jack Frost, CETA artist, expressed very strongly the wish that the committee 
consider the work of artists in the nine Bay Area counties for this project. 
The committee agreed. 



7. Guidelines for murals. 

General discussion took place and various recommendations were made. A 
new list will be typed and sent to the committee for approval prior to 
presentation to the full Commission. 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 4:25pm. 

Respectfully submitted (] Joan ElIisonTAsst.Dir . 



\RT COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



April 4, 1977 



To: Visual Arts Committee 

From: Joan Ellison 

The next meeting of the above committee is scheduled for April 14, 
at 2:30pm in Room 320, 101 Grove Street. 

Please notify me if you cannot attend. Thank you. 




165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415)558-3465 



VISUiL ARTS COMMITTEE 



Meeting: April 19, 1977 - 2:30pm a/c Office 



AGENDA 

1. Art Enrichment Program: 

Performing Arts Center Garage 
John Swett School 

2. Report on budget cut. 

3. Letter from GGNRA re Pier 2 

4. Notice of public hearing - April 26, Anza School 

5. Establishment of joint meeting - Civic Design & Visual Arts 

to discuss Waste Water Project 

6. Murals: 

Jacob Fishman - U .C .Extension 

7. Discussion on Totem pole for Eureka Valley 

8. Establishment of next meeting re. Airport Art Enrichment 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE meeting April 19, 1977 
Art Commission office - 2:30pm 



Commissioners Montgomery , Rivera and Frankenstein 
Staff: Blio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 



1- Performing Arts Center Garage - Art Enrichment Program. 

The garage is located on Grove Street between Franklin and Cough: 600 car 
capacity. One story of the structure is below ground and five stories above 
ground. The building is cast in place concrete and the balustrade is of 
pre-cast concrete. Architect requests that no adornment be placed on the 
outside of the structure. Landscape areas on each side of the building 
range from 32' (Franklin Street side) and 36' wide (Gough Street). 
Committee suggested a sculpture be considered for the landscaped area or 
consideration to be given to the lobby area - possible use of mosaic. 
Committee to study this project and to review again at the May meeting. 

2. Mural 



Location: Watoto Weusi School, Inc., 2400 Post St. 

Artist: James Reed 

Arthur Monroe, CETA artist, presented the design for the mural which incor- 
porates a learning tree out of which are projected various heads of illustrious 
figures in black history. Colors were presented but are not the true colors 
to be used. Committee requested samples to be presented prior to the Commission 
meeting. Mural design does not indicate work to be done on the side walls; 
information was requested on this part of the work. 
Size of the main wall to be painted is approximately 20' x 10' . 
Information requested: sketch to be completed in scale and indicating true 
colors; details on work to be done on the side walls. 
Letter presented by Mr. Monroe from the director of the school giving approval. 

This item will be discussed immediately prior to the full Commission meeting 
on May 2. 

3. John Swett School - Art Enrichment 

Information only; architect has informed us that they wish to place a play 
sculpture on the school grounds. We are in contact with the Board of Education 
and awaiting response so that this program can be set up. Amount of $60,000 
should be available for this project. More information will be provided as 
soon as it is available. 

4. Art Festival Budget 

Amount requested was $39,000; Mayor Moscone's staff have cut this back to 
$20,000. It is hoped that the Board of Supervisors will not reduce this 
amount. President Taliaferro has made an appointment to meet with Mr. Boas, 
Chief Administrative Officer, and will attempt to obtain enough funds to 
support the Festival. Amount requested for purchase prizes at the Festival 
was $15,000; this was cut back by Mayor Moscone's staff to $7,500 and 
suggested further reduction by budget analyst, to $5,000. 



Visual Arts Conun. mtg. 
page 2 - 4/19/77 



Mr. Benvenuto informed the Committee that the Civic Center Plaza has already been 
requested for the Festival. Commissioner Rivera suggested we investigate other 
sites which would cost less money in terms of security etc. He further suggested 
that we investigate the use of Pier 2 or 3. Mr. Benvenuto responded that we 
cannot use Pier 3 as it is 80% utilized now; Pier 2 is unsuitable simply because 
there are no provisions for lights in this pier. He also informed the Committee 
that he had received word from GGNRA that we will be unable to use Pier 2 for 
the screening process this year; he has contacted Mr. Heath of GGNRA and re- 
guested that he reconsider. We are awaiting word on this request. 

5- Public Hearing - Annual Art Festival 

Mr. Benvenuto reported that on April 12 the public hearing had been held at 
Anza School. Testimony had been received from some of the groups. However, 
complaints had been voiced that not enough time had been given to have a proper 
artist representation at the meeting. It had been decided to hold another 
public hearing on April 26. Approximately 1000 flyers have been printed and 
distributed and notices mailed to all the groups to inform everyone of the 
public hearing. 

6. Waste Water Management 

Civic Design Committee has requested a joint hearing between their committee 

and the Visual Arts Committee. 

Brief discussion held on the project. 

Suggested date - May 6 at 2pm. This will be confirmed. 

7. Airport Art Enrichment Committee 

Discussion on the progress of the committee to date; it was noted that 
decisions must be reached by the working committee and presented to the Visual 
Art Committee for presentation to the full Commission. 

Commissioners to meet on May 3 at 2pm to work on this program; full working 
committee to meet on May 24 at 2pm; meetings to be held in Room 320, 101 Grove St. 

8. North Point Pump Station 

Mr. Benvenuto reported that funds in the amount of $7,000 will be made available 
to the Art Commission for this project. Mr. Benvenuto and Chairman Montgomery 
to meet with the architect to discuss the program; this will then be presented 
to the Visual Arts Committee. 

9. African Art Exhibit 



Chairman Montgomery reported that in connection with the African Art Exhibit 
planned for May/June 1978, artists will be coming through San Francisco from 
time to time. An artist from .the Sudan will be here May 19 through 23, 1977 
and events should be planned for her participation if possible. Mr .Benvenuto 
stated that he would try to arrange for her to speak at Community College Art 
Class at Fort mason. 

There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 4:10pm. 

Respectfully submitted 



oan Ellison, Assistant Director 



April 21, 1977 



MEMO 



To: Visual Arts Committee 

From: Joan Ellison 



In accordance with your request at the cowmittee meeting held 
yesterday, following are the dates of meetings set for May for 
tlye Visual Arts Committee: 



May d To hold discussion on Airport Art Enrichment 

2:30pm - Room 320, 101 Grove St. 

May 6 Joint meeting with Civic Design Committee to 

discuss Art Enrichment of Waste Water 
Management projects 
2:00pm - Room 320, 101 Grove St. 

May 13 Visual Arts Committee regular meeting 

2: 30pm - Room 320, 101 Grove St. 

May 24 Working Committfie - Airport Art Enrichment 

2:00pm - Room 320, 101 Grove St. 



Please call me if you are unable to attend. 



Thanks . 



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The Visual Arts Cotmittee is scheduled to meet immediately prior to the 

full Commission meeting on May 2 - 2:30pm, Commissioners Room, Main Library, 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

Friday, May 13, 1977 
Room 320 - 101 Grove St. 

2 : 30pm 



AGENDA 
1- Galvez Playfield sculpture model. 

2. Murals: 

a. Radio Tower, Twin Peaks ... Carol Nast & Fran Valesco 

b. Housing Authority Project, 590 Francisco Horace 

Washington 

c. U .C .Extension mural ... Jacob Fishman 

d. Completed mural - Excelsior Playground, Richard Montez 

3. Art enrichment program - John Swett School 

4. Art enrichment program - Performing Arts Center Garage 

5. Proposed names for Screening Committee and Jurors for Annual Art 

Festival . 

6. Date of next meeting on the Airport Art Enrichment is scheduled 
for Tuesday, May 24 at 2pm — Room 320, 101 Grove St. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, May 13, 1977 
Room 320, 101 Grove Street 



Commissioners Montgomery , Frankenstein and Rivera 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 



1 • Sculpture model - Galvez Playfield 

Concept for this sculpture had been approved at a prior meeting; 
architect presented the model for final approval. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved, seconded by Commissioner Rivera and 
unanimously approved, that the model for the Galvez Playfield sculpture 
by Aristedes Demetrios be approved. 

2. Mural - Radio Tower, Twin Peaks 
Artists: Carol Nast and Fran Valesco 

Proposed mural consists of three large panels and three small panels 

(these act as a border element between the larger panels) . The theme 

of the mural is the history of San Francisco . 

Discussion took place on the style of the proposed designs and various 

recommendations made. The first panel depicting the discovery of San 

Francisco Bay and the California Gold Rush was acceptable but the other 

two large panels and the three small ones were not acceptable and the 

committee requested that they be reworked. 

Chairman Montgomery moved approval of the first section of the mural, 

seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein and unanimously approved. 

3. Mural - Housing Authority , 590 Francisco S Taylor 
Artist: Horace Washington 

Size of proposed mural is 15' x 30' . 

Slides and photographs of work done by the artist were shown; a letter 

presented from the North Beach Improvement Association approving the 

desi gn . 

Discussion of the mural; the committee felt that the mural design should 

be reworked with consideration given to the total wall space on which the 

mural is to be painted; color swatch required of actual colors to be 

used. Committee suggested that the artist bring a new or re-worked design 

to the committee immediately prior to the Commission meeting on June 6. 

4. Mural - U. C. Extension 
Artist: Jacob Fishman 

This project had been presented at an earlier committee meeting and 

re-presented this date with details on the colors to be used by the 

artist, and also the design in scale. 

Discussion. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved acceptance of this mural, seconded by 

Commissioner Montgomery and unanimously approved. 



Visual Arts Comm. 
page 2 - 5/12/77 



Mural - Watotu Weusi School 
Artist: James Reed 



This mural was approved at the last Commission meeting subject to provision 
of details of the various "heads" to be incorporated into the design. 
This material was provided to the committee and received approval. 
Commissioner Rivera moved approval, seconded by Commissioner Montgomery 
and unanimously approved. 

6. Mural - Excelsior Playground 
Artist: Richard Montez 

Photograph presented of completed mural. 

Commissioner Rivera moved acceptance, seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein 

and unanimously approved. 

7 . Performing Arts Center - Art Enrichment Program 

Mr. James Meye, Tudor Engineering and Mr. Pietro Balluschi, Architect 
discussed this project. The area that had been suggested for the possible 
location of a sculpture - namely the east end of the garage on Grove St.- 
will have to be fenced for security and therefore would not be suitable 
for placement of sculpture. The Architect recommended the corner of 
Gough and Grove as an alternate site. Discussion followed on the funds 
for art enrichment. While it appears that most of the contingency alloca- 
tion has been exhausted it was agreed that Mr. Meyer should have the figure 
of $25,000 included in the budget for art enrichment . 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved conceptual approval for placement of a 
sculpture in the area bounded by Grove and Gough Streets and for the 
inclusion of $25,000 in the budget for the project, seconded by 
Commissioner Rivera, unanimously approved. 

8 . John Swett School - Art Enrichment Program 

The John Swett School is located in the Western Addition are and is bounded 

by Golden Gate, Webster, Buchanan and McAllister Streets. 

The Architect has submitted a proposal for a sculptural play climber 

observation tower. We have learned that $60,000 will be made available 

for this project by the Redevelopment Agency. Architect has requested 

that input be included on this project from the community, the Board of 

Education, Redevelopment Agency and the Architect. 

Chairman Montgomery agreed that she would meet with the above mentioned 

individuals and work on this project. Joan Ellison to contact the Architect 

and set up a meeting. 

9. Annual Art Festival - Screening Committee and Jurors 

Elio Benvenuto presented lists of names recommended by the various art 
groups in the Bay Area and requested the Committee to choose six names 
for jurors — three jurors and three alternates for fine arts; six 
names for jurors of crafts — three jurors and three alternates. 
The screening committee will be announced at a later date. 



visual Arts Coirm. 
page 3 - 5/12/77 



Jurors - Fine Arts (in order) 

James Elliot, Director, University Art Museum, Berkeley 

Beatriz Lopez, Artist 

Bryan Wall, 

Eleanor Dickinson, Artist 

Joseph Goldyne, Artist/Collector/Physician 

Earl Thollander 

Jurors - Crafts (in order) 
Imogene Ceiling 
Coille Hooven 

Cyongy Laky, Director-Fiberworks 

Dextra Frankel, American Crafts Council Trustee, CSUF Art Gallery 
Audrey Garrard 
Peg Moulton 



There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:05pm. 

Respectfully submitted 

Joan Ellison, Assistant Director 



Notes on meeting to discuss Airport Art Enrichment. .. 5/24/77 , 2:30pm 



Present: Commissioners Montgomery and Frankenstein 

Jason Yuen, Architect-SFIA 
Doug Alair and Paul Dadino, Landor Assoc. 
Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 



Chairman Montgomery stated that members of the Visual Arts Committee had 

discussed the Art Enrichment Program and recommendations made as per 

the attached list. Decision has not yet been reached on all the locations. 

The first commission approved by the committee is for San Francisco 
sculptress, Freda Koblick, for a sculpture to be placed at Location #12. 
A copy of her resume was provided to the airport representative . 

Jason Yuen, Airport, expressed the feeling that the Airport Commission 
will want to be actively involved in the selection of the artists. 
Elio Benvenuto responded that all the input to date has been taken into 
consideration by the committee and that further input will be welcomed. 
Further discussion is planned with Henry Hopkins, San Francisco Museum 
of Modern Art, regarding the proposed rotating exhibit. 

John Williams, Intersection, asked for information about the investigation 
of the various kinds of art to be used, about a children' s play area, the 
possible use of kinetic art, a gallery space , involvement of the public 
and if funds could be set aside for maintenance of a gallery. 

Chairman Montgomery responded to the above; all these items had been dis- 
cussed in committee and the approved plan had evolved from the previous 
discussions. Announcements will be made through the Festival, the 
"trade" papers and the newspapers . 

Elio Benvenuto said that consideration could be given to the public choosing 
one painting from the group presented who are competing for the International 
Airport collection. 



Base for sculpture of King Carlos 

Models were presented to Chairman Montgomery and Commissioner Frankenstein, 
of the proposed base for the sculpture of King Carlos. 
The committee recommended approval of base model #C. 



There being no further business the meeting adjourned. 



Respectfully submitted 



Jpan Ellison, Asst .Director 



S/24/77 



Notes on meeting held 5/23/77 re. Airport Art Enrichment progran 



Unanimously approved that artist Freda Kobl ik be considered for 
the sculpture project in location No. 12 (Hub) $70,000. 



Location till - lounge next to hub. 

Open competition - to the Greater Bay Area resident artists; 100 miles 

radius including Sacramento to the east, Santa Cruz to the South , 

Sonoma and Medocino County to the North. 

To be publicized in trade papers, Art Week, etc. 

July 30 deadline for receiving portpholio. 

6 artists to be selected to compete for the project; three for 

Southeast wall and three for Northwest walls; dimension 46' x 10' . 

All dimensions to be checked with project architect. 



Location §3 - south wall of northwest and northeast concourse. 
Competition open to 100 mile radius resident artists. 
Ten easel paintings to be commissioned through a selection of 
artist names after evaluation of artist's portfolio of works. 



Location #3 (second portion) 

10 artists will be considered for ten commissions. 

Announced and publicized through Art Festival literature with all 

pertinent information regarding the project. 



5. Location ft6. - security area to connector. 

Limited competition to eighteen California artists. 
Dimensions: 10' x 64' west wall; 10' x 64' east wall. 
All dimensions to bs checked with project architect. 






At,. PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



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ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



June 15, 1977 



MEMO 



To: 
From: 



Visual Arts Cominittee 
Mardi Leland 



The next meeting of this cominittee has been re-scheduled for 

June 22, 2:30 p.m. in Room 400 of the Health Department, 101 Grove St. 

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please call if you cannot attend. 

Thank you. 



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165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 ■ (415) 558-3465 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Wednesday, June 22, 1977 
Koom 400, 101 Grove St. 

Present: Commissioners Rivera, Carlisle, Frankenstein, Montgomery, 
Vedensky 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

1 . Mural : Radio Tower , Twin Peaks 
Artists: Carol Nast and Fran Valesco 

This was the second time that the artists had brought this proposed mural before 
the Visual Arts Committee. Several criticisms were again brought forth. Mr. 
Benvenuto felt that the large Chinese figure (in the panel containing the Golden 
Gate Bridge in the background) should be reduced in size. As it is now depicted, it is 
considerably larger than the surrounding figures, imbuing it with a greater 
importance than is intended in the artists' conception. Commissioner Carlisle 
suggested changing one of the other large panels - specifically that the 
perspective of the railroad tunnel be altered and that more emphasis be put on 
th^iepiction of the 1906 fire. The artists were asked to bring sketches of these 
changes to the next Art Commission meeting at the Art Commission, 2:30 p.m. on 
July 5. Frankenstein moved , seconded by Commissioner Carlisle and unanimously 
approved, that the artists could begin work on the other panels. 

2. Horace Washington Mural- North Beach Housing Authority (Francisco and Taylor Sts.) 
The mural was approved. 

3. Appointment of Rolando Castellon for juror for the 1977 Annual Arts Festival - 
unanimously approved. 

4. Airport Art Enrichment - Location #6 

Elio Benvenuto suggested that the final six artists selected to compete be 
compensated with $1,000.00 each. This suggestion was approved. Further discussion 
followed on the content of the competition letter; however, no further changes 
were made. 

5. Airport Art Enrichment - Location #12 

It was unanimously approved that the commission for this location be given to 
the sculptor, Freda Koblick. 

6. Airport Art Enrichment - Limited competition - Location #3 

Elio Benvenuto reviewed the proposed limited competition letter for Location #3, 
then asked those present to select the artists to whom the letter would be sent. 
He suggested that they select no more than twice as many artists as would actually 
be receiving commissions. Commissioner Montgomery suggested that they concentrate 
on California artists. Commissioner Frankenstein mentioned that they should 
keep in mind artists who have established particular trends/directions. 
The question arose as to whether or not CETA artists would be eligible. Mr. 
Benvenuto said he would look into it. In making the artist selection, an effort 
was made to include artists from diverse ethnic backgrounds- and female artists. 
Finally, a list of 30 artists was arrived at, pending approval by the Airports 
Commission. 



visual Arts Committee 
page 2 - 6/22/77 

7. Study of general guidelines on 2% Art Enrichment Program as requested by the 
Civic Design Committee 

Commissioner Montgomery offered to head a committee including Commissioners Carlisle 
and Frankenstein and staff member, Elio Benvenuto,to come up with some general 
guidelines for the 2% Art Enrichment Program. This committee was unanimously 
approved. It was agreed that the committee would meet at Commissioner Carlisle's 
house, Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:10 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted 



'YAo^cC ^-P- 



Mardi Leland 

Asst. to Visual Arts Program Director 



JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE OF THE ART COMMISSION 
AND THE AIRPORTS COMMISSION RE: AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT 
Thursday, June 23, 3 p.m., 1977 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Rivera, Frankenstein, Vedensky 
Jason Yuen, Architect 
Airports Commission: Ruth Kadish 
Walter Landor: Glen Gardner and Doug Alair 
Henry Hopkins, Director, SF Museum of Modern Art 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto, Visual Arts Programs Director, and 
Mardi Leland, Asst. to- Mr. Benvenuto 

Airport Commissioner Ruth Kadish requested information on the procedure and processes 
that have been worked out, as the Airport Commission does not have any information 
on the selections of artists, etc. She requested clarification as to the procedures 
and the lines of communication to be established, what policies have been set in 
relation to the Airport Art Enrichment Program. 

Elio Benvenuto responded and gave a rundown on the various meetings held thus 
far. Five projects have been approved by the Art Commission. Discussions have 
been held on the administration of the program. Everyone has been informed of 
the progress thus far, however, the final say is the responsibility of the 
Art Commission. When the various areas of work are established the committee will 
work on these. A well known San Francisco artist, Freda Koblick, was chosen by the 
committee. The Art Commission Committee approved the choice of the artist for 
location #12, which is the hub area. 

One competition will be limited to 18 people who will be asked to present 
portfolios to the joint committees for review. A decision will be reached at 
a later date as to who will review the portfolios, in addition the the Art Commission 
committee. A design and model will be requested from the artists. 

Commissioner Kadish said that there should be official communication between the 
Visual Arts Committee and the Airports Commission so that participation can be 
complete. Correspondence is to be sent to Ms. Ruth Kadish at the Airports 
Commission. 

Elio Benvenuto explained the competition for Location #6 and also both the limited 
and open competitions for Location #3. Mr. Benvenuto mentioned that all three 
of these competitions musllbe approved at the Art Commission meeting on July 5. 
Commissioner Montgomery stressed that all these proposed competitions must remain 
secret until the July 5 Art Commission approval and until publicized. 

Commissioner Kadish state4 that the Airports Commission should be officially 

informed before any final vote and/or decision by the Art Commission. Commissioner 

Kadish again stressed the importance of a cooperative effort between the 

Art Commission and Airports Commission. Commissioner Montgomery made the point 

that the Airports Commission must designate a representative to be part of the jury 

for the Open Competition, and that the Airports Commissipn must have faith in this 

representative. 

Commissioner Kadish said that the art works to be commissioned for the airport 
should not just be limited to Bay Area and California artists; she stated that 
the airport is an international airport, and that if finding internationally known 
artists was not feasible, then at least nationally known artists should be 
considered* Commissioner Vedensky proposed that one member from the Visual Arts 



Joint Meeting of the Visual Arts Committee of the Art Cominission 
and the Airports Commission re: Airport Art Enrichment 
page 2 - 6/23/77 

Committee appear before the whole Airports Commission and explain all the prospective 
competitions. Commissioner Kadish was in agreement. 

Commissioner Vedensky then said that the most important consideration is the 
q"^lj-<^y of the work. Mr. Alair from Walter Landor Assoc, said that he felt the 
airport was the place to begin showing artists of real national and international 
importance, that to date none of our public buildings contain works of national and 
international importance. Frankenstein than said, "do you mean that we have to 
go to New York and Paris to find these artists?" Mr. Gardner from Walter Landor 
Assoc, stated that he felt Freda Koblick did not have the ability to do a large 
work in the area for which she has been commissioned. Vedensky said that she 
did have the ability and was willing to do a "bottom line" sculpture - that 
she was able to do a work of the required magnitude for the comparatively sBiall 
amount of money allocated for it. Mr. Alair mentioned that he would rather 
see ten areas in the airport containing really high quality art works, rather than 
17 or more areas with "dilluted" works. One of Walter Lander's representatives 
said that he didn't object to Freda Koblick herself, but rather to the process by 
which she was selected - he felt that there should have been a selection of 3 or 
4 artists to choose from. 

Conmissioner Montgomery suggested that Frankenstein come before the Airports Comm- 
ission in July to discuss all the Airport Art Enrichment procedures to date and 
governing philosophy. Commissioner Frankenstein accepted. 

Commisssioner Vedensky responded to the concern Walter Lander's representatives 
expressed for the quality of art works to go into the airport with the comment, 
why are you so concerned with the quality of the art works when there was not so 
much concern for the "quality" of the architecture for the new airport terminal? 

Commissioner Kadish then stated that the Airports Commission would accept the Freda 
Koblick commission; however, that we had to wait for their "official" letter of 
acceptance. 

Commissioner Vedensky suggested that a member of Walter Landor should be on the 
jury for the open competition. Mr. Benvenuto also felt that one or two members 
of the Airports Commission should be part of the jury. 

The Committee approved the open competition - so it can be presented at the 
next full Art Commission meeting for approval. 

Commissioner Rivera questioned the list of 30 artists which had been picked the 
day before for the limited "competition for Location #3. He mentioned that he 
noticed several artists who had already received commissions from the City. Mr. 
Benvenuto responded that it was the architects who had selected those artists. 
Commissioner Kadish suggested that other competitions be taken up with the Airports 
Commission before any approval by the Visual Arts Committee. 

Mr. Benvenuto then discussed the limited competition for Location #6 - he mentioned 
that out of the six finalist artists, the committee can decide to commission a work 
from one or more artists. 



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Joint Meeting of the Visual Art^ommittee of the Art Coiranission 
and the Airports Commission re: ' Airport Art Enrichment 
page 3 - 6/23/77 

A discussion of the Contingency Fund followed. Basically, 20% of the total amount 
allocated for the Airport Art Enrichment Program has been set aside to be used, 
after the present Art Enrichment Program has been completed - e.g. to fill in 
any "holes". Mr. Benvenuto objects that the Contingency Fund is too large and 
is impairing the Art Enrichment Program as it is currently presented in the 
Cost Analysis. 

Mr. Hopkins, in reference to the competition for Location #6, said that the 
Committee should not rule out artists who, although they may not ordinarily work 
in "hcord materials," might have the ability to transfei: their medium into 
"hard materials." He cited Matisse as a past example. 

Conmlssioner Montgomery said that we would establish later meetings to discuss 
other areas of the Airport Art Enrichment Program. 

Mr. Hopkins mentioned that we should keep all artists who submit portfolios in 
mind for all possible sites - although am artist may not work out for the 
location for which he was originally considered, he might work out for another 
si€e. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mardi Leland 

Assistant to Visual Art Programs Director 



To: Members of the Visual Arts Committee and Airports Comnission 
re: Aiyport Art Enriqhment 



Mcirdi Leland, Art Commission 



Addition/correction to June 23 minutes, as requested by Airports 
Ccomissioner, Ruth Kadish - page 2, line 32: 

Airports Commissioner, Ruth Kadish, approved the Open Conqpetition in 
connection with the Annual Arts Festival, upon the condition that all entries 
may be rejected, if none qualify. 



Report on Meeting regarding Airport Art Enrichment 

Meeting held at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 8, 1977 at Commissioner Frankenstein's house, 
24-6th Ave., San Francisco 

Present: Commissioners Frankenstein, Montgomery, Vedensky and Staff members, 
Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

Commissioner Frankenstein opened the meeting with a desire to review the locations ? 
for art enrichment at the airport which have and have not been dealt with. i 

Elio stated that 5 locations have been approved by the Art Commission, but 
only 1 by the Airports Commission. He then mentioned a recent conversation with 
Ruth Kadish of the Airports Commission, in which she expressed the desire to I 

have a Ruth Asawa woven wire sculpture considered for the Superstairway area 
and a Duane Hanson. Elio said that a Duane Hanson sculpture would need alot of 
security; it wouldn't be good for a public area. He said that Commissioner 
Kadish told him not to be concerned about the Airports Commission letter from 
Mr. Lee, that she liked Asawa and that Hanson would give an international touch. 
Commissioner Frankenstein brought up the aesthetic and philosophical problems - ' 
that the Art Commission is saying, the San Francisco International Airport , whereas 
the Airports Commission is saying, the San Francisco International Airport. Commissioner i 
Frankenstein said that first of all, the airport is a place to "get out of" - the | 
airport is not a museum; i.e. people don't spend much time looking at works of art. j 
He then mentioned the financial feasibility of the works - the greater cost of j 

works from New York or Paris "international" artists than from Bay Area "inter- ! 
national" artists. He felt, however, that we needed to mollify the Airports 
Commission by including a certain number of established artists 'names. He continued | 
by saying that certainly some Bay Area artists on our lists are international ! 

and that the Airports Commission is rather provincial in this respect. I 

i 

Mr. Benvenuto, in reference to Walter Lander's suggestion to restrict 

the airport art enrichment to 10 rather than 17 areas , commented that art works 

should be placed all over the airport, not just in a few areas. He said one tends j 

to see the same "international" names in all airports, and that we should concentrate ' 

on artists of the Bay Area in our airport, to give people a sense of our unique 

cultural area. International names are not created by "forgetting" artists of 

the area. Commissioner Frankenstein, however, stressed that we should include ■ 

Bay Area artists who have gained an international reputation, e.g. artists such I 

as Diebenkom, Sam Francis, Wayne Thiebaud, Nathan Oliveira, etc., etc. ' 

Commissioner Vedensky mentioned that if we find specific locations for these 
"internationally" known artists, we can try to "sell" them on the location, despite 
the fact that the available funds allocation is below their usual standard. 

Mr. Benvenuto referred to the Open Competition - that we may find several works | 
or none, but to keep in mind that we also have the limited competition to draw 1 

from for the same area. He mentioned that we have to find an artist working in j 
translucent material for Location #15 - the Connector. 

Commissioner Vedensky stated that the Bay Area and California is multi-cultural j 
and that there are artists with Spanish surnames who belong to the mainstream more 
than to specific cultural sectors - the question being, do we want to try and j 

emphasize these specific cultural sectors, or not? | 

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Frankenstein mentioned the possibility of borrowing a Duane Hanson sculpture, to I 



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see how it might work out. Commissioner Montgomery commented that this might 
not be the best idea. 

Commissioner Vedensky went on to say that he felt the best thing about Asawa 
IS her "communal" art efforts - that these communal works fascinate, entertain 
and involve alot of people. He suggested that she do one of these group effort 
works for the airport, rather than one of her "fine art" works. He feels 
the artworks at the airport have two effects or purposes: a "theatrical" effect, 
such as the Koblick might have, as one passes through the area, and an 
entertainment- type effect, such as an Asawa might have, while people wait. 
Commissioner Montgomery was opposed to this tyfjis of Asawa sculpture, saying that 
it was too simple. 

The Seattle airport was cited by Commissioner Frankenstein as an example of 
a public building with alot of good art works, but not representative of artists 
of that area. Elio mentioned that one work, anyway, had been voted on by 
"the people. " 

Commissioner Montgomery stated she was opposed to a Duane Hanson work, as 
his figures represent one ethnic type too strongly. 

Commissioner Vedensky expressed the idea that the airport art works shouldn't 
make strong statements, because people don't concentrate on them that much - 
the works should be of a more "generalized atmosphere"-type, and have a simple 
overall feeling. 

Mr. Benvenuto stated that even in a hurried atmosphere like the airport, 
the presence of the art work is felt - that one can experience a definite emotional 
impact from the art, and that , therefore, the art work should have a strong presence. 
He went on to say that if we did choose an Asawa, we should choose her as an 
"artist" rather than as a "school teacher". 

Returning to the subject of Duane Hanson, Mr. Benvenuto expressed the feeling 
thatHanson's sculpture was too much like wax museum figures and also needed very 
special sheltering to avoid being vandalized. 

Commissioner Montgomery reiterated that many of the artists on our two limited 
competition lists (for Locations #3 and #6) were selected from the Airports 
Commission list. Commissioner Frankenstein agreed that he would emphasize this 
fact at his presentation to the Airports Commission on July 19. 

Mr. Benvenuto mentioned that he felt Commissioner Kadish is the official 
spokesperson for the Airports Commission and is basically "our ally." Commissioner 
Vedensky suggested that we inform Commissioner Kadish why Hanson "wouldn't work"- 
that we bring up the same points with her that we are now discussing. 
Commissioner Vedensky stated the need to pin down a statement of policy from the 
airport - he feels Walter Landor is mainly interested in giving publicity and 
prestige to the interior of a building which is, basically, "a klunker" - in 
otherwords, a PR gesture. Commissioner Frankenstein commented that the PR gesture 
would be stronger if we got Bay Area artists. 

It was agreed that if a Ruth Asawa work were to be commissioned, that decision 
should be made in the presence of the Airports Committee. 



7/8/77 
page 3 

Commissioner Frankenstein will present a statement of policy on the Airport 
Art Enrichment Program to the Airports Commission, on July 19, 2:30 p.m. in 
room 282, City Hall. 

The next joint meeting of the Airports Commission and Visual Arts Committee will 
take place at Pier 2, Fort Mason the week of August 29, when the Open Competition 
judging will take place. 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 a.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mardi Leland 

Asst. to Art Programs Director 




Ah. PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



July 8, 1977 



To: The Visual Arts Committee 
From: Mardi Lei and 



Re: Monthly Visual Arts Committee meeting, Friday, 
July 15, 2 p.m.. Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



Please advise if you cannot attend. 

Please also note that Commissioner Frankenstein will present a 
statement of policy on the Airport Art Enrichment Program to the Airports 
Commission, July 19, 2:30 p.m.. Room 282, City Hall. All Commissioners 
are invited to attend. 



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When Commlfls loner Montgomery asked me to make this presentation 
before the Airport Commission this afternoon, I foresaw a long and 
possibly complex session ahead for all of us, since the Art Conmlsslon's 
file on the enrichment of the North Terminal Is fairly voluminous. But 
now, having been over all the correspondence, minutes of committee 
meetings, and committee reports on this matter that have accuaulated 
since it was first brought to our attention, I am happy to say that 
for the time being, it bolls down to a fairly small number of prac- 
ticalities and one difference of emphasis between the two commissions 
which is clearly far less severe than some of our recent exchanges 
might Indicate. 

Let ua begin with the practicalities. 

At the very start of our collaboration, the two conmlssions 
•greed upon 17 locations in the North Terminal to be enriched with 
art of different types, media, and styles. The Art Commission has 
undertaken the preliminary steps toward the inauguration of the work 
In five of these locations, leaving twelve of them completely open 
for consideration later. 

So far, one direct commission has been given to Freda Kobllck 
of San Francisco for a piece of sculpture in Location # 12, the 
hub area of the central lobby. Miss Kobllck la a specialist In the 
use of transparent and translucent sculptural materials, and in our 
Judgement, her work is especially well suited to that space. 

Competitions have been planned for four other areas. 

Two competitions will take place In connection with Location # 3, 
the south wall of the northwest and northeast concourse. Tha orlglaal 
recommendation for this was "a series of paintings, double thft re- 
quired number to provide s rotating exhibition; actual number - ^o be 
decided later." We are proposing to go a little slow on this, to 
•elect not more than 20 works at the outset, but to fulfill the am- 
bitious idea of the rotating exhibition vhen, as, and if it seems 
feasible. Meanwhile our two competitions for Location t 3 are as 
follows: 

1. A limited, invitational competition restricted to 30 painters 
of California. We should like here to emphasize that among the 30 
painters selected by the Art Commission to receive this invitation, 
the names of 12 appear on a list of desirable artists submitted to us 
by the Airport Commission. 

2. An unlimited competition open to all artists living within 



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a lUO-miK- i.idlu.-, uJ Su, I'latuisco to take place during tti.^ San Fran- 
cisco Art Festival li, Septembt-r. 

Both competitions are limited to paintings or works in poly- 
chrome relief with maximum dimensions of four by eight feet and mini- 
mum dimensions of four by four. Both competitions will be juried by 
the Visual Arts Committee of the Art Commission, the Director of the 
Airport, and designated members of the Airport Commission. 

For Location Number 6, described as "security area to connector," 
with two walls each 10 feet high and 6A feet wide, the Art Commission 
proposes a competition limited to 18 artists of California for a 
mural compostlon or sculpture relief. Suggested materials are ceramic 
tile, Byzantine mosaic, metal polychrome, or other substances not 
easily vandalized. Paintings, photographs, or collages are not con- 
sidered suitable for this area. 

A competition for Location 11, described as "Lounge (Hub), South- 
west and Northwest walls, A6 feet wide and 10 feet high", has been 
approved by the Visual Arte Committee of the Art Commission, but 
details concerning It remain to be worked out. 

All designs, models, maquettes, and so on resulting from these 
competitions will be submitted to the Airport Commission, so that It 
will be doubly Involved in them, since members thereof will also serve 
on the preliminary Juries. 

The Airport Commission has approved the selection of Miss Kobllck 
and has sanctioned the open competition for Location // 3. We solicit 
your approval for the other competitions mentioned here and for another 
proposal passed by our Visual Arts Committee — that the Art Commission 
design and provide a series of portable panels for the North Terminal, 
these to be used for temporary displays of children's art, for future 
plans for the airport , or anything else the Airport Commission may 
desire. 

So much for the practicalities. 

The Art Commission Is by no means opposed to the use of works by 
artists of national and International reputation at the North Terminal, 
but tends to stress the artists of the Bay Region and of California 
for several reasons. 

The first and most important reason Is that the Bay Region Is 
one of the major cultural centers of the world, but it has the un- 
fortunate, provincial habit of valuing what It can buy over what It 
can do. We feel It Is high time that the artists of the Bay Region 
were given priority In a major effort like this one, as the artists 
of Paris, London, or New Jork would be given priority in similar 
ventures in those cities. We know that giving priority to a well- 
selected group of Bay Region artists will in no way diminish the 
quality of the result we all desire. We wish to stress the fact that 
many Bay Region artists are national and international celebrities; 
this includes artists who no longer reside here but who got their 
start here and are generally regarded as members of the Bay Region 
art community. However, in the event that our efforts do not produce 
art of the proper quality among the Bay Region community, we shall 



Wt aiii c onv li.,:eci ; :iai. i^eop Le i.oiiit? r j tne li ;> Uet>i'-ii to acti what 
die hay heg((,.-. iu iioe, aot jiriiuarliy f aivperloAce lieit; whut ci.u be 
exptirlenced In other ^.lacea. We agree, however, that some examples 
of the work of will-known names trom eldeMihere can uerve as contiaat 
and measuring stick for the local work, provided we can afford It. 
Internatloual aitlsia c .me high. The laH about their employment at 
the North Terailfiul jjoea on without aay knowledge of their prices. 

In the discussion of the North Terminal project early on, the 
observation was made that an airport la not a hotel lobby. True, but 
neither is it an art museum. But art should be used In airports to 
provide an atmosphere for all and a sense of the local tempo and 
temperature for those knowing enough to discern their expression in 
art. 

The term "airport art" was coined to describe commercialized 
forms of native crafts i It may also come to mean a standardized 
international modernism taking its cue from the big dealers in big 
names. We must not let that happen here. San Francisco is fond of 
congratulating Itself on its cultural status, but often fails to 
follow through. We propose to avoid that failing. 



Alfred Frankenstein 

Vice-President, San Francisco Art Commission 

July 9, 1977 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Thursday, August 18, 1977 
Room 400, 101 Grove St., SF 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Rivera, Vedensky, and Staff: Elio 
Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Montgomery at 3; 20 p.m. 

Jack Frost - Presentation on Eyes and Ears : 

Jack Frost from the CETA Program gave a presentation on Eyes and Ears, a 
foundation of artists and writers. They are proposing to create 15 large 
poster boards ( approximately 12' x 25') which would go up mainly in 
the Fishermcin's Wharf area of San Francisco . In conjunction with the posters, 
there will also be documentation exhibits in various local museums. Jack Frost 
requested that the Visual Arts Committee recommend this project to the Art 
Commission, which in turn would write a letter of support for the project. 
Commissioner Rivera moved acceptance of a letter of support for the project, 
seconded by Commissioner Montgomery. 

Richard Mayer - Artists Equity Association : 

Richard Mayer, President of Artists Equity Assn. , expressed intet^t In having 
someone from Artists Equity present at all Visual Arts Committee meetings. 
He felt that there was a need for more communication between artists and 
"government agencies." He also mentioned that Artists Equity would be interested 
in assisting the Art Commission in preparing the 2% Art Enrichment guidelines. 
Commissioner Montgomery suggested that Artists Equity write out their ideas 
on the 2% Art Enrichment. Mr. Benvenuto suggested that Artists Equity request 
copies of Art Commission minutes from the Art Commission. He also requested that 
Artists Equity give us copies of any Federal or State legislation which they might 
receive. 

2% Art Enrichment Guidelines : , 



Mr. Benvenuto suggested that we discuss these guidelines in October, when 
Commissioner Frankenstein will be present. He mentioned, however, that at 
the Sept. Visual Arts Committee meeting, we establish a definite date in Oct. for 
the discussion of these guidelines. Discussion followed. Commissioner Rivera 
expressed the opinion that the Visual Arts Committee was not being responsive 
enough to artists in the community. Commissioner Montgomery stated that before 
soliciting ideas from the community, we should first establish our own guide- 
lines. She then mentioned that we might solicit suggestions on the 2% Art 
Enrichment from the community .through a public meeting. Commissioner Rivera 
felt that in this way commissions to artists might be better distributed. 
He also proposed the idea of using a computer to categorize artists as to 
ethnic backgroxind, etc. Commissioner Vedensky reiterated the fact that first, 
the Visual Arts Committee has to establish its own guidelines, before we solicit 
suggestions from the community. Mr. Benvenuto mentioned that he and Commissioner 
Montgomery had surveyed some federal buildings under the General Services 
Administration, and said that the General Services Administration emphasized the 
use of artworks in public areas of a building, rather than in private offices. Mr. 
Benvenuto felt that there should be a compensatory formula to allow small 



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buildings more money for art enrichment - e.g. allow a greater art enrichment 
percentage (more than the present 2%) for art enrichment in small buildings. 

Commissioner Montgomery again stated that we should establish a definite date 
for the discussion of the 2% Art Enrichment Program at our Sept. Visual Arts 
Committee meeting. 

Date for Jurying SF International Airport Competition Entries: 

Mr. Benvenuto asked that the Committee approve jurying the Airport Competition 
entries on either Tues. or Wed., August 30 or 31, due to the fact that rejected 
works were to be picked up on Sat., Sept. 3. Commissioner Rivera moved that 
the Competition entries be juried on Tuesday, August 30. It was seconded by 
Commissioner Montgomery. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Mardi Leland 

Asst. to Visual Arts Programs Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Thursday, August 18, 1977, 3 p.m. 
Room 400, 101 Grove St., San Francisco 



AGENDA 



1. Mural: 

Intersection, 756 Union St., San Francisco - John Williams 

2. Jack Frost - presentation on "Eyes and Ears" Foundation 

3. Date for jurying SF International Airport Open Competition entries 

at Pier 2, Fort Mason — Tues or Wed., August 30 and 31? 

4. Establishment of date to discuss 2% Art Enrichment guidelines — 

after Sept. 251 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Thursday, August 18, 1977, 3 p.m. 
Room 400, 101 Grove St., San Francisco 



AGENDA 



1. Mural: 

Intersection, 756 Union St., San Francisco - John Williams 

2. Jack Frost - presentation on "Eyes and Ears" Foundation 

3. Date for jurying SE International Airport Open Competition entries 

at Pier 2, Fort Mason — Tues or Wed., August 30 and 31? 

4. Establishment of date to discuss 2% Art Enrichment guidelines — 

after Sept. 25'. 



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r COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



AF ?ROGRAMS 

Elio Benvenuto, Director 



August 9, 1977 



MEMO 
TO: 

FROM: 



THE VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MARDI LELAND 



The August meeting of the Visual Arts Committee has been re- scheduled 
for August 1£, 3 p.m., in Room 400 of the Health Bldg., 101 Grove St. 
Please advise if you cannot attend. Thank you. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, September 16, 1977 - 2 p. 
Rcxsm 400, 101 Grove St., SF 



Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Carlisle, Rivera 

Staff: Mr. Elio Benvenuto and Ms. Mardi Leland 

Commissioner Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. 

MINUTES 

The minutes of the regular meeting of the Visual Arts Committee of Thursday, 
August 18 , were approved as mailed with the following corrections ; 
page 1, under 2% Art Enrichment guidelines: Commissioner Rivera stated 
that the Visual Arts Committee should inform the public of its intention 
to establish guidelines for the 2% Art Enrichment Program and should invite 
the public to participate in the establishment of these guidelines. 
Commissioner Rivera presented the Visual Arts Committee with proposed 
questionnaire sheets to be used in selecting artists under the 2% Ordinance, 
as a means to assure a fair balance of ethnic groups. 

2% ART ENRICHMENT 

Commissioner Rivera felt that the system used so far to solicit artists under 
the 2% Ordinance was inadequate, and that his suggested questionnaire sheets 
would be an alternative in guaranteeing artists registered on these question- 
naires a fair chance at having work commissioned or purchased. Commissioner 
Rivera also suggested that a computer method might be investigated. 
Commissioner Montgomery mentioned that we should be able to select artists 
outside San Francisco, as well, and that the questionnaire as presented 
was limited only to San Francisco artists. Discussion followed on holding 
a public hearing with regard to the 2% guidelines. It was established that 
a public hearing would first have to be approved by the whole Art Commission. 
Commissioner Montgomery stated that it was necessary for the Visual Arts 
Committee to meet and establish its own guidelines, before bringing them 
before an open hearing. Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. at the Art Commission 
was the date and place agreed upon for the Visual Arts Committee to discuss 
these 2% guidelines. 

Richard Mayer, President of Artists Equity Association, suggested that the 
Visual Arts Committee send a letter to Artists Equity informing them of 
the November 9 2% guidelines meeting, and inviting them, as well as any 
other groups, to submit their suggestions regarding the guidelines. 
It was unanimously approved that Mr. Benvenuto send such a letter to 
Artists Equity, along with a copy of the 2% Ordinance. Commissioner 
Montgomery asked Mr. Benvenuto to request copies of the ART IN PUBLIC 
BUILDINGS booklet from the California Arts Council, to be distributed to 
members of the Visual Arts Committee and to Commissioner Vedensky. 

MURAL - HOUSING PROJECT, TAYLOR S FRANCISCO STREETS- ARTIST: HORACE WASHINGTON 

Horace Washington presented some slides of some details of the mural. 
Commissioner Carlisle moved to accept the mural and make the final payment 



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to the artist, and it was seconded by Commissioner Rivera. Mr. Benvenuto 
suggested that the artist bring slides of the mural to the next regular 
Art Commission meeting on October 3. 

BRONZE SCULPTURE DONATED BY FRANK HURD, NATIONAL INDUSTRIES CITY - 
RECOMMENDED BY THE MAYOR'S OFFICE OF NEIGHBORHOOD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Mr. Benvenuto presented blue prints, documentation and photographs of the 
proposed sculpture by the Portuguese sculptor, Joao Fragoso, as well as 
photographs of other works by the artist. Discussion followed on placement 
of the sculpture. It was felt that it should receive some illumination 
from the street light located on the same island. Commissioner Rivera 
moved to accept the bronze sculpture and it was seconded by Commissioner 
Montgomery. Commissioner Montgomery asked that we retain the photographs 
for our information. 

MURAL - INTERSECTION, 756 UNION ST. - ARTIST: ROSEMARY GLADOWSKI 

Robbin Henderson presented photographs and street plan of the location, as 
well as a color drawing of the proposed mural. She said that they had received 
$750. in funds from N.I. P. to do the mural. Discussion. Commissioner 
Montgomery recommended that we accept the mural proposal, with the following 
change : that the artist explain the reason for the exposed wall section 
in the bottom right-hand corner - it was felt that the design should follow 
through in this area. Commissioner Montgomery also recommended to the 
artist that the wall be sandblasted before preparation. She asked that 
the Visual Arts Committee write a letter to Intersection, suggesting that the 
wall be sandblasted and properly prepared before painting, and also that the 
artist talk with Anne Theilen, CETA Coordinator, regarding technical assistance 
in the preparation of the wall. 

COMPLAINT LETTER FROM THOMAS LOCKWOOD RE: SF AIRPORT OPEN COMPETITION 

Mr. Benvenuto distributed copies of this letter to the Commissioners present. 
Commissioner Montgomery proposed that Mr. Benvenuto answer this letter on 
the part of the Art Commission and that the artist be invited to attend any 
Visual Arts Committee meeting, if he wishes to discuss the matter further. 

TOM MARTIN BROWNE- SCULPTOR 

Mr. Benvenuto introduced Mr. Browne, explaining that he had been part of 
a small-group show in "Capricorn Asunder" Gallery last Spring, as well as 
having entered the Open Competition for the SF International Airport Art 
Enrichment. Mr. Browne brought up some complaints with regard to the 
Open Competition for the Airport and the handling of his exhibition at 
"Capricorn Asunder" Gallery. He felt that the gallery lacked a professional 
approach in handling certain details, such as the design of the gallery 
mailers, timing of the mailing and the fact that he was notified with 
specifics of his exhibition only one month before the exhibition opened. 
With regard to the Airport Open Competition, he felt that the Competition 
gave artists too short notice and that the Competition guidelines could have 
been better. He pointed out the article which appearedjLn the SF Chronicle 
of July 21, 1977, which was misleading by saying that "sculpture in low relief" 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
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was acceptable for the Competition. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Marai Leland 

Assistant to the Director of Visual Arts 
Programs 



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VISUAL, ARTS COMMITTEE MFJiTING 
Friday, Sept. 16, 1977 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



AGENDA 



1. Correction (s) to August 18 Visual Arts Conunittee minutes 

2. Documentation of completed mural - Horace Washington, artist 

3. Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Economic Development - 

Erection of a bronze statue at National Industries City 

4. Proposed mural for Intersection, 756 Union St. - Robbin Henderson (?) 

5. Distribution of Airport Open Competition complaint letter 

6. Establishment of definite date to discuss 2% Art Enrichment Guidelines 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, October 14, 1977 

Room 400, 101 Grove St. - 1:30 p.m. 

Present: Conmiissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein, Rivera, Carlisle 
Staff: Mr. Elio Benvenuto and Ms. Mardi Leland 

Commissioner Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2 p.m. 

PRESENTATION ON HANSEN-FULLER GALLERY ARTISTS- DOROTHY GOLDEEN 

AS Dorothy Goldeen of Hansen-Fuller Gallery was to give a presentation on the 
Gallery's stable artists. Commissioner Frankenstein questioned whether or not 
it was fair to allow one gallery to do this, unless all the galleries were 
invited to do likewise. He felt it would subject the Art Commission to undue 
criticism. Commissioner Montgomery mentioned that all the member galleries in 
the Art Dealers' Association had been invited to submit to us a list of their 
stable artists, and would be welcome to give presentations if they wished. 
Ms. Goldeen prefaced her slide presentation by commenting about the public art 
in Chicago and the pride taken in that program. She presented slides of the 
Gallery's stable artists generally working in media and scale suitable for 
public buildings. The slides included the following: large-scale ceramic pieces 
of Robert Ameson; sky-paintings on raw canvas by William Allan; both cast 
acrylic pieces and more recent large-scale steel sculptures by Bruce Beasley; 
large paintings by Joan Brown; acrylics by Roy de Forest; sculpture by Mark 
DiSuvero; fiberglas paintings by Tom Holland; paintings by Robert Hudson; fire 
brick sculpture by John Mason; installations, small sculptures and paintings 
by Sam Richardson; works by Carlos Villa; Don Potts' "cars"; and paintings and 
watercolors by William Wiley. 

RELOCATION OF PETER VOULKOS SCULPTURE 

Commissioner Montgomery explained that the sculpture (now at Ferry Park) had been 
moved upside down and incurred damage. Mr. Benvenuto clarified the fact that 
after it had originally been placed, vandals had moved it upside down and it had 
been cemented in place in this manner. It belongs to the San Francisco Museum 
of Modern Art and now the Museum has called the situation to our attention. Mr. 
Benvenuto said that it should be relocated to a flat site and that he. Commissioner 
Carlisle and SF Museum of Modern Art Director, Henry Hopkins, would research a 
site. Mr. Benvenuto recommended that the Art Commission write the Department of 
Public Works, requesting them to rectify the position of the sculpture. He 
said that it was the City's responsibility to repair it.* Commissioner Carlisle 
motioned that the Art Commission contact the Department of Public Works and it 
was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR WESTS IDE PUMP STATION 

Mr. Benvenuto presented their proposal for art enrichment, cind gave some background 
information on the project. It was concluded that the only suitable area for 
art enrichment was the above-ground construction near Fleishshacker Pool — 
ventilators and air-ducts — and the agreed appropriation was $44,000. He informed 
the Visual Arts Committee that a list of 5 artists' names had been given to the 
the project architect. A compensation of $500 would be paid to the artist, if, 
upon an interview with the architect, he is invited to develop a proposal. 



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The selected artist would have the $500 compensation incorporated into the 
contract award. Mr. Benvenuto also informed the Committee that the $44,000 
included administrative costs, taxes, installation, etc. Commissioner Carlisle 
stressed the fact that the selected artist realize that the $44,000 include 
installation. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned that we approve the proposal, 
subject to a change in their time schedule, and it was seconded by Commissioner 
Carlisle. 

JACQUES OVERHOFF SCULPTURE FOR ROLPH PLAYGROUND 

Mr. Benvenuto presented the proposal for a Corten steel sculpture by Jacques 
Overhoff for the Community Recreation Building at Rolph Playground. The 
budget for the sculpture is $4,000. Mr. Benvenuto said he had urged the 
architect to try and find a Chicano artist to do the project, but neither 
he nor the architect could find one working in Corten steel, which was the 
medium the architect deemed appropriate. Robert Ellison had been suggested to 
the architect, but the architect insisted on Jacques Overhoff. Mr. Benvenuto 
mentioned that Overhoff had had three commissions from the City in the past 

10 years. Some discussion followed on the necessity for Corten steel it 

is more or less vandal-proof, as well as being the same material used on the 
roof of the building. It was unanimously approved to accept Overhoff as 
the sculptor for the Playground. 

INCREASE IN SALARY FOR CAERICORN ASUNDER GALLERY CURATOR, ANSEL WETTERSTEN 

Commissioner Montgomery presented the problem of below-standards salary for a 
gallery curator, also the problem of the 2 new CETA employees who were originally 
hired as assistant preparators for the Gallery, but whose job description had 
been re-written by the CETA office. Mr. Benvenuto explained that Mr. Wettersten 
had originally been employed at the Art Commission under the EEA, and at a higher 
salary than he is now receiving under the CETA Program. A $4,000 /year increase 
in Mr. Wettersten 's salary is requested and a proposal should be made to the 
Finance Committee. Commissioner Frankenstein stressed that we should spell out 
the reasons for the request to the Finance Committee. Commissioner Frankenstein 
moved that the Visual Arts Committee recommend to the Finance Committee an 
increase in Mr. Wettersten 's salary in the amount of $4,000. It was seconded by 
Commissioner Rivera. Mr. Benvenuto mentioned the piece-meal assistance the 
Capricorn Asunder Gallery has had so far — temporary help through various programs, 
such as the Veteran's Administration, etc. or volunteer help, and the need for 
more on-going assistance. Commissioner Rivera inquired into the possiblility 
of making some arrangement with CETA employees in the Art Commission's various 
cultural centers to sit our Gallery from time to time. He mentioned there 
was really no need for the CETA Curators assigned to the Mission Cultural Center, 
as the Center already had Curators, and that perhaps these CETA Curators 
could help out in our Gallery. Mr. Benvenuto said we should bring the problems 
of the Gallery and Gallery personnel to the entire Art Commission. Commissioner 
Montgomery stated that the Art Commission is also in need of a steno-typist, and 
that the Visual Arts Committee should make such a recommendation to the entire 
Art Commisssion. 

DISPLAY OF ARTS FESTIVAL JEWELRY PURCHASE AWARDS AT THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS 

Discussion on the Festival jewelry purchase awardsr — Commissioner Frankenstein 
questioned what percentage was really worthy of display in the Museums. Mr. 
Benvenuto said that at least 60% were excellent examples of the craft. Commissioner 



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Frankenstein suggested that the new Curator of Decorative Arts at the Fine 
Arts Museums might be receptive to some kind of permanent display of the Festival 
jewelry at the Fine Arts Museums and that. he would investigate. It was noted 
that quite a few pieces of Festival ceramics purchases are on display at Poom 160, 
City Hall. Commissioner Rivera proposed the idea of incorporating permanent 
display cases for Festival jewelry and craft purchases into the planning stages 
of new City buildings. Commissioner Rivera moved that the Visual Arts Committee 
request the Civic Design Committee to suggest to the architect/designer of new 
City buildings to incorporate permanent display cases for rotating exhibits of City 
jewelry and ceramics into the planning stages. It was seconded by C. Frankenstein. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m. 



Resppctfully submitted. 



Mardi Leleind 

Asst. to Visual Arts Programs Director 



* Mr. Benvenuto, in a conversation with Michael McCone of the San Francisco 
Museum of Modem Art, was informed that the Redevelopment Agency, not the 
Dept. of Public Works, will foot the cost of relocating the Voulkos sculpture. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, October 14, 1977 

1:30 p.m. Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



AGENDA 



Presentation by Dorothy Goldeen on Hansen-Fuller Gallery 
artists 

Relocation of Peter Voulkos sculpture, now at Ferry Pcirk, 
to a flat site 

Proposal for approval of art enrichment program for Westside 
Pump Station, SF Wastewater Project 

Proposal for approval of Jacques Overhoff to do soulpture for 
Community Recreation Building at Rolph Playground 

Discussion of salary for Ansel Wettersten, Curator, "Capricorn 
Asunder" Gallery 

Discussion of possible display of Arts Festival jewelry Purchase 
Awards at the Fine Arts Museums 



AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT MEETING November 29, 1977 

Lurie Room, Main Library, Civic Center 

Present: Art Commission representatives: 

President Ray Taliaferro, Commissioners Dmitri Vedensky 

and Alfred Frankenstein 
Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison 

Airports Commission representatives: 

Commissioners William Coblentz, Ruth S. Radish and W. McDonnell 
Director Dick Heath; Pete Singer; R.G.Lee; Emmett Smith 
and Mary Callanan 

Henry T. Hopkins, San Franc iscoMuseum of Modern Art 



Dick Heath, Airports Director expressed the concerns of the Airports Commission 
regarding payment procedures for artists involved in the Art Enrichment program. 

President Taliaferro asked Joan Ellison to explain the procedure. 

Ms. Ellison presented an outline of how the art enrichment accounts have been 
handled to date; departments or commissions "work order" funds to the Art 
Commission; these funds are set aside in a special account for the particular 
project. The Art Commission enters into contract with the artist and oversees 
the progress of the work and the payments . 

Airports Commissioner Kadish said that they had difficulties specifically with 
the contract with Freda Koblick. She further stated that in the contract as 
presented, there is an acceptance of any piece of art which Ms. Koblick pre- 
sents. The Airports Commission would like a sum of money set aside for a 
model; if the model is acceptable to the Airports Commission then the re- 
mainder of the contract amount would be paid in installments . If the model 
is not acceptable then the contract would be terminated. No provision in the 
contract provides for any interim payments . 

Mr. Benvenuto said that in the past artists' models have been rejected and 
contracts terminated although specific language is not contained in the 
contract. He noted that Ms. Koblick works with very expensive material 
and thereby requested the amounts as listed. He suggested that the artist 
be given the opportunity to prqvide more than one model if the first one is 
rejected. ^^ pointed out that'/hhe present contract the Art Commission and the 
Airports Commission have the authority to disapprove the model as presented. 
Airports Commissioner Coblentz suggested that the contract be sent back to 
the City Attorney for re-writing. 

President Taliaferro agreed that this would be done. Contract should contain 
language to the effect that "upon completion of the maquette, and upon its 
approval, the contract will continue as indicated; if the maquette is not 
approved, the artist will have the opportunity to submit a second model within 
a specified time; if approved the contract will continue, if not approved then 
the contract will be terminated" . 

It was further explained by President Taliaferro that the work is reviewed by 
the Commission in several phases of development. 



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Airport Art Enrichment mtg. 



Director Heath requested that the Airports Commission have the authority to 
be a part of the review process. He noted that at the earlier joint meeting 
a decision had been reached to redesign the "complete Art Enrichment Project". 
Concern is felt at the placement of the Freda Koblick sculpture in what is 
primarily the main area in the terminal; the question was raised as to whether 
the sculpture could be moved to another location at a later date if for some 
reason major changes take place in the terminal and the sculpture is no longer 
suitable for the location. Also, what are the implications in the placement 
of a major sculpture prior to the new plan being formulated. 

Mr. Benvenuto said that this was a good point, however the sculpture will be 
designed for this particular location. Mr. Benvenuto also said that if, in 
the future, it is desired to move the work, then the artist must be involved 
in the decision. 

After discussion it was agreed that words to this effect should be included 
in the contract - that the work is completely owned by the City and may be 
moved at their discretion, and that the Airport has the right and title to 
the work of art . 

Airports Commissioner Kadish said that one of the concerns of their Commission 
is that to date they have not received slides or photographs of the ten paintings 
purchased through the Annual Art Festival for placement at the Airport. 
Art Commission President Taliaferro stated that slides or photographs would be 
provided as soon as possible. 

General discussion continued on the rights of the artists and the pending 
leglislation . 

Mr. Benvenuto discussed the payment to the artists for the ten paintings ; 
$5,000 has been allowed for each work and $4,000 will be paid and the remainder 
held until the site is ready for the works to be installed. The remaining 
$1000 will be used to cover the cost of framing, protective covering and 
installation . 

It was noted that Mr. Heath, Airports Director, has agreed to store the ten 

paintings at the Airport until the new terminal building is completed and 

ready to receive the works. This will be coordinated between the two departments. 

Mr. Heath, Director, asked if a line could be added to the contract for his 
signature. This will be checked out. 

Art Commission President Taliaferro said that a working committee meeting 
should be set for the middle of January 1978 when the "total" program 
should be discussed and recommendations made to the Commissions . 

Mr. Hopkins recommended that John Merryman be contacted for advice on legal 

issues relating to the artists and their rights, etc. 
(Mr. Merryman is a Professor of Law at Stanford University.) 
Mr. Benvenuto commented that the subject of insurance has not yet been 
settled and these requirements will have to be included in the contract. 

The subject of the sales tax was discussed; questions raised as to whether 
this should be 6% (the Airport is in San Mateo County) or 6-1/2% (the San 
Francisco rate). This to be investigated by Ms. Ellison 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
December 2, 2 p.m. 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



AGENDA 



1- Presentation of mural drawings for St. Patrick's Day Care Center, 
366 Clementina St. , SF - Julie Marsh 

2. Art Enrichment Guideline suggestions from Artist Equity - Judy Fine 

3. Esherick, Homsey, Dodge and Davis - Rock Formation, Gorilla Exhibit, 

San Francisco Zoo 

4. Hayes Valley Mural Project - Arthur Monroe 

5. Approval of location change for Peter Voulkos sculpture 

6. Establishment of date in December or January for Airport Art Enrichment 
working committee ( Airports Commission and Visual Arts Committee) 

7. Installation of Kand statue at Mount Olympus (now in storage at Recreation 
and Parks Dept.) 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, December 2, 1977 

Room 400 - 101 Grove St. - 2 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners: Carlisle, Montgomery, Frankenstein 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

Commissioner Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:25 p.m. 

PRESENTATION OF MURAL DRAWINGS FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARE CENTER - 
366 Clementina St. , SF - Julie Marsh 

Mural size: 27' long by 18' high - Artist: Rosencruz Sumera 

Julie Marsh presented a color drawing of the mural, mentioning that it represented 
the different ethnic backgrounds of the children at the Center, e.g., Filipino, 
Native American, Egyptian, Chinese, African, S. American, etc. Discussion, 
with several criticisms. It was agreed that the artist should present a new 
drawing of the mural to scale and with the actual colors to be used. Commissioner 
Montgomery also suggested that the artist present to the Visual Arts Committee 
the photo-mural that he did for the Pilipino Club at City College. Mr. 
Benvenuto asked that the artist also do a blow-up of one of the details of 
the mural. Ms. Marsh requested these suggested changes in writing. 

ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINE SUGGESTIONS FROM ARTISTS EQUITY - Richard Mayer/Judy Fein 

Ms. Fein distributed Artists Equity's recommendations for the development of 
2% guidelines to those present. It was agreed that these guidelines were not 
in conflict with the Art Commission's current art enrichment policies, but 
that they clarified and made more specific what is now rather amorphous . 
Discussion followed on items #14 and #7: regarding #14, Mr. Benvenuto felt that 
an artist selected for a major commission (over $50,000 to 70,000) should have 
to wait 3 years, before being eligible to receive another. It was suggested 
that the word "further" should precede the word, "participation", on item #14. 
Commissioner Carlisle asked Ms. Fein to clarify item #7. Ms. Fein said that 
the idea was that less mature artists can benefit from working with more mature 
eurtists. Mr. Benvenuto said that it should be the decision of the artist 
receiving the commission, whether or not he/she wished to use an assistant. 
Commissioner Montgomery requested that we send a thank-you letter to Artists 
Equity for these suggestions and invite them to the next Art Commission meeting 
at which the guidelines will be discussed. A date for a meeting to discuss 
the guidelines will be set sometime in February. Richard Mayer, President of 
Artists Eqpaity, mentioned that a hearing will be held in San Francisco on 
January 4, on Congressman John Brademas' bill. The bill calls for a Whitehouse 
Conference on the Arts, no later than December 31, 1979, and nationwide hearings 
are being held prior to this date. Note : Copy of Artists Equity's 2% Guideline 
recommendations on file in Art Commission Office. 

APPROVAL OF NEW LOCATION IN JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA FOR THE PETER VOULKOS SCULPTURE , 
HERO II 

Mr. Benvenuto said that the present location of the sculpture was inappropriate 
and unsafe. Commissioner Frankenstein motioned that the Visual Arts Committee 
approve the new location in Justin Herman Plaza for the sculpture and it was 
seconded by Commissioner Carlisle. 



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ESTABLISHMENT OF NEXT MEETING FOR JOINT COMMITTEES ON AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT 

Mr. Benvenuto stated that the Airports Commission wants to discuss the general 
outlook of the Airport Art Enrichment project. Commissioner Montgomery 
suggested that we hold the regular Visual Arts Committee meeting on December 
16, from 1- 3, then devote the rest of the afternoon for the meeting on the 
Airport. Commissioner Frankenstein reminded the Committee that he was 
holding a meeting of the Visual Arts Committee members working on the Airport 
at his house on Wednesday, December 7 at 9 a.m. Commissioner Montgomery 
suggested that at the Dec. 16 meeting we invite the Airports Commission to visxi. 
Jacques Overhoff's studio, in order for them to see what is involved in carrying 
out a commission. 

HAYES VALLEY MURAL PROJECT - Arthur Monroe 

Mr. Monroe withdrew the item until further notice. 

SF ZOO - ROCK SCULPTURE FOR GORILLA EXHIBIT - Architects: Esherick, Homsey , 
Dodge and Davis 

Ms. Linda Rhodes and Mr. Barry Baker from Esherick, Homsey, Dodge S Davis, 
and Saul Kitchener from the SF Zoo presented the proposal for a rockwork 
sculptxire in the gorilla area of the SF Zoot- sculptor , Julian George. This 
would make it the largest gorilla exhibit in the world. The Zoo feels there 
is now too much cast concrete in the gorilla area. The proposed rock sculpture 
would make the exhibit more like the natural gorilla environment, keep the 
soil from eroding, incorporate water into the exhibit, and afford the gorillas 
greater privacy. Mr. Benvenuto said he would ask the City Purchaser to give 
special consideration to this contract. The Visual Arts Committee requested 
the architects to submit a sample of the material the artist plans to use and 
a model . The rock sculpture concept was approved and the Visual Arts Committee 
will bring it before the general Art Commission meeting on December 5. 

APPROVAL OF SECOND PHASE OF JACQUES OVERHOFF SCULPTURE - SOCIAL SERVICES 
ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved to approve the second phase of the Jacques 
Overhoff sculpture for the Social Services Administration building and it 
was seconded by Commissioner Carlisle. 

PROPOSAL TO INSTALL A BRONZE SCULPTURE ON MT. OLYMPU S " Elio Benvenuto 

Mr. Benvenuto said the sculpture was marked with the words, "Lder Kand" and 
was presently in disrepair in the nursery yard at Golden Gate Park. He proposed 
installing the statue in the Mt. Olympus area, as the residents have requested 
a statue. Commissioner Carlisle requested photographs of the statue and 
its proposed location. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:45 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mardi Leland 

Assistant to Visual Arts Programs Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
December 2,j2 p.m. 
Room 400, im Grove St. 



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AGENDA 



!• Presentation of mural drawings for St. Patrick's Day Care Center, 
366 Clementina St., SF - Julie Marsh 

2. Art Enrichment Guideline suggestions from Artist Equity - Judy Fine 

3. Esherick, Homsey, Dodge and Davis - Rock Formation, Gorilla Exhibit, 

San Francisco Zoo 

4. Hayes Valley Mural Project - Arthur Monroe 

5. Approval of location change for Peter Voulkos sculpture 

6. Establishment of date in December or January for Airport Art Enrichment 
working committee ( Airports Commission and Visual Arts Committee) 

7. Installation of Kand statue at Mount Olympus (now in storage at Recreation 
and Parks Dept. ) 



SPECIAL MEETING ON AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT December 7, 1977 , 9 a.m. 

Meeting held at Commissioner Frankenstein's house 

Present ; Commissioners Frankenstein, Swig, Nemerovski, Vedenski, Cannon, Montgomery 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 
Commissioner Vedensky stated that there was an undefined call from both the 
Airports Commission and the Art Commission for experts in developing the 
art enrichment program at the SF International Airport. He mentioned that Airports 
Commissioner, Ruth Kadish, has a keen interest in the Program. It is important 
to get the Program moving. 

Commissioner Swig mentioned the possibility of incorporating video into the 
Program. Commissioner Vedensky felt this would involve too many technical 
problems. Mr. Benvenuto pointed out the cost involved in maintaining video. 

Commissioner Cannon felt that there was nothing so far about the Program to get 
anyone "excited". The Airports Commission had discussed the need for an 
all-over idea or theme, which perhaps could not be developed by the Joint 
Committees alone. Commissioner Vedensky reiterated the need for an outside 
consultant, and suggested Charles Eames. We should see what could be developed 

in a conceptual way with a consultant he would have to take our Program 

philosophy into account — e.g. the idea of starting with California artists and 
moving outward. Commissioner Swig agreed we should give the consultant a 
philosophy from which he would build a plan. She said we should not have 
a "bits and pieces" plan. 

Commissioner Frankenstein said that the possibility for program growth has to 
be part of the basic plan. Commissioner Vedensky pointed out that the challenge 
now lay in the fact that the total Airport is being considered for art enrichment. 
Commissioner Nemerovski suggested that we invite Mr. Eames here to discuss the 
program with him. Although Gordon Ashby has also been suggested as a possible 
consultant, it was felt that he didn't have the authority of Eames. Commissioner 
Cannon mentioned Alexander Gerard; however felt Eames was really out on the 
"edge" of technology. Commissioner Swig suggested that we send a "delegation* 
to Los Angeles to consult with Eames — this would be a better method of getting 
him involved, rather that inviting him here, first. Commissioner Vedensky 
mentioned that Commissioner Kadish is interested in involving some foreign 
artists . It was agreed that we should give the consultant an over-all 
philosophy and the rest (the actual artists to be selected, etc.) would fall 
into place. 

Commissioner Vedensky stressed the importance of both the Visual Arts Committee 
and Airports Commission working together — the Airports Commission does not have 
to buy any art work for the Airport against their will, nor can they buy anything 
which we don't approve. Commissioner Nemerovski stated that Hamish Sandison, 
Executive Director of Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts, worked with Washington State 
on their art enrichment program, and would be interested in helping us work out 
our contracts with artists. Mr. Benvenuto pointed out that any such assistance 
would have to be in agreement with our City Attorney. 

Commissioner Frankenstein stated that if we going to approach Eames, we must 
first have the consent of the Airports Commission. Commissioner Vedensky stated 
that we should gain Commissioner Kadish 's approval, in particular. Commissioner 
Swig reiterated the importance of sending down a delegation to Eames in Los 
Angeles, rather than first inviting him here. 



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page 2 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:15 a.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mardi Leland 

Assistant to Director of Visual Arts Programs 



SPECIAL ME ETING ON THE AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT - Decenfcer 13, 1977 
Held in the Office of the Director of Cultural Affairs , 
165 Grove St. 

Present: Art Commissioners, Montgomery, Frankenstein, Vedensky; Airports Commissioner, 
Kadish and Staff members, Martin Snipper, Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

Commissioner Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. She said that if 
at were necessary to employ the services of a consultant, Charles Eames would be the 
Art Commission's choice. Commissioner Frankenstein commented that Mr. Eames had 
great authority and stature and would help pull the program together. He mentioned 
that there had been some previous discussion about sending down a delegation to 
Los Angeles to talk with him. 

Commissioner Vedensky said that he understands the Chief Administrative Officer, 
Roger Boas, would like to involve Eames in the Verba Buena Project. 

Commissioner Kadish brought up the Airport bond issue — how much of the Airport 
expansion is considered new construction (the sewage plant and customs area are 
new) , and how much is just refurbishment and replacement. Vedensky agreed that this 
needed to be clarified. He went on to say that we should ask Eames to provide a 
conceptual framework. First, however, we should give him some of our ideas and thoughts: 
1). In what way can art improve the public's experience in the Airport? Does Eames 
always work with his wife, or might he work alone in the case of the Airport? 
If Eames doesn't accept, a possible alternate might be Gordon Ashby — however. 
Commissioner Vedensky felt Ashby was more a designer of "problems", rather than a 
"large-scale thinker." 2). At the beginning, we should make it clear to him that 
we feel a duty to support contemporary art and artists by comissioning works from 
living artists. 3). Can art help make a coherent experience (e.g. arriving in 
San Francisco) out of three separate buildings? 

Mr. Benvenuto stressed the importance of giving Eames the all-over plans for the 

Airport, as provided in the bond issue. Commissioner Kadish said that Eames might 

be interested in doing all three projects — Yerba Buena Center, the Sewage Plant 

and the Airport. She went on to say that we must consider the cost of hiring Eames — 

we don't want to expend too much of the art enrichment money on the planning process. 

Perhaps we could get a "free ride" with the Sewage Plant and Yerba Buena Center. 

She said we must decide on the maximum amount we want to spend over and above the 

5% normally alloted for administrative expenses. Eames can't be given "Carte Blanche" 

with the Airport — we have to work out the framework in which he will operate. 

Mr. Snipper said thatjthe existing Airport would set the parameters of his thinlcing. 

Commissioner Kadish said that , first, we should obtain an overall idea from Eames, 

then we react, then he reacts, etc., etc. Commissioner Vedensky commented that we might 

consider the money spent on Eames the same as money spent on the art and artists. 

Commissioner Kadish said that if Eames is intrigued enough with a project, the fee 

is not such an iitportant factor to him. 

Commissioner Vedensky suggested that we try a short consultation with him, to see 
what his interest in the Project would be. Frankenstein said that everything must 
be cleared with Mr. Boas, first — that it was important for Mr. Boas to be on our 
side. He agreed that we must approach Eames on a personal basis, and also, if he 
isn't interested in working on the project, to ask him for his recommendations of 
other people. Commissioner Kadish mentioned that , unofficially, Eames is interested 
in the three-part aspect of the program (e.g. Yerba Buena Center, Sewage Plant and 
the Airport) . She said the Airport is now supposed to be finished by 1982 . 



SPECIAL AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT MEETING - 12/13/77 
page 2 

Perhaps if we have an overall concept for the Airport, we might seek outside funds for 
the "old" buildings. In the meantime, she felt we should go ahead immediately with 
developing a program for the customs area and sewage plant area. 

It was agreed that a meeting should be established as soon as possible with Mr. 
Boas, with Commissioners Montgomery, Taliaferro and Vedensky representing the 
Art Commission and Mr. Heath and Commissioner Kadish representing the Airports 
Commission. It was agreed, however, that the Art Commission, not Boas, should 
approach Mr. Eames. 

Commissioner Montgomery brought up the subject of artists' contracts and it was 
agreed that they should be handled by the City Attorney. 

Commissioner Kadish telephoned the Airports Commission and the meeting with Mr. 
Boas was set up for Monday, December 19, 4:30 p.m. in Mr. Boas' office. 

In answer to a question from one of the members present. Commissioner Kadish 
confirmed that Walter Landor Associates had completed all the interior decoration 
for the new North Terminal, and therefore, was no longer involved in the Project. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Mardi Leland 

Asst. to Visual Arts Programs Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, January 13, 1978 

Room 400 - 101 Grove St. - 2:30 p.m. 



Present : Commissioners Montgomery, Carlisle, R^yera and^staff: 

Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland ^^*W^/^. ^^>'?^<<'*^ * 

Also present: Richard Mayer, President, Artists Equity Association; 
Judy Fein, Vice-President, AEA; Raymond J. Balberan, Mission Arts 
Council 

Commissioner Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:45 p.m. She said 
that the By-Laws and Goals Committee of the Visual Arts Committee, including 
Commissioners Carlisle, Frankenstein and Montgomery and staff member, Elio 
Benvenuto, will meet the first week in February at Commissioner Carlisle's 
house — either Tues., Feb. 7 or Thurs. , Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Commissioner 
Frankenstein will be contacted and then the exact date will be determined. 

DISCUSSION OF 2% ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES 

Commissioner Rivera said he had reviewed Artists Equity's proposed guidelines, 

but had wanted to expand upon them. Commissioner Montgomery expressed the 

desire to postpone setting a date for pijblic discussion of the guidelines, 

until all Visual Arts Committee members have been contacted. Commissioner 

Rivera reviewed his proposed guidelines. Mr. Benvenuto, in reference to #15, 

said that artists employed under our CETA Program should be eligible for 

commissions and competitions, if they do the work on their own time. If they 

win a substantial competition or commission award, they would then have to 

resign from the CETA Program. Commissioner Montgomery requested that Mr. 

Benvenuto clarify this matter with the City Attorney. 

Richard Mayer, President of Artists Equity, requested that in order to eliminate 

any confusion, that the Artists Equity heading should be removed from Commissioner 

Rivera's proposed guidelines and Comipissioner Rivera's name substituted instead. 

Raymond Balberan of the Mission Arts Council asked Mr. Mayer to explain 

the purpose of Artists Equity. Mr. Balberan went on to say that he felt that 

priority should be given to San Francisco artists. He said that local artists' 

organizations should be represented at Visual Arts Committee meetings. Commissioner 

Montgomery said that any person or group is free to submit their suggestions 

for 2% guidelines in writing to the Visual Arts Committee. Commissioner 

Rivera submitted a sheet showing proposed division of funds by ethnic group; 

however, it needed a heading (i.e. "Airport Funds") , and the question also came up 

as to whether all pertinent ethnic groups were represented. Mr. Balberan 

mentioned that younger artists should be able to work with more experienced 

artists. Commissioner Montgomery clarified that apprentice artists have been 

given the opportunity to work on various mural projects, as well as on the 

art enrichment program for San Francisco General Hospital. Mr. Benvenuto pointed 

out that with respect to the competition for the Community College District, 

$5000 has been set aside for students to produce a mural on the Fox Hardware 

wall, facing the college. Commissioner Rivera recommended a temporary freeze 

on the 2% art enrichment monies for the Airport. Commissioner Montgomery said 

that in a sense, the Airport has already "frozen" this money. Mr. Benvenuto 

reviewed the most recent developments on the Airport — i.e. that the well-known 

designer, Charles Eames, has been invited to try and resolve the problem of an 

overall concept for the • Airport art enrichment program. Mr. Balberan questioned 

the validity of bringing in someone from Los Angeles to act as consultant. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
page 2 - 1/13/78 

Commissioner Montgomery explained that Mr. Eames was going to design an all- 
over plan, not make decisions on the individual artists to receive commissions 
or competitions. Commissioner Carlisle stated that we were attempting to 
establish general art enrichment guidelines, not just those for the Airport. 
Commissioner Rivera said that the "jobs" as they are now, are not designed to 
fit third world people — third world people should be included in the decision- 
making process as to what amount of money should be divided among what groups; 
e.g. a kind of advisory board representing all major third world groups should 
be set up. Commissioner Rivera motioned to implement #5 on his Guidelines. 
It was not seconded. Mr. Balberan again said that we should hire local people 
to consult on the Airport, that we should rely more on our City people. It 
was clarified that it is the Airports Commission which has the money, and, therefore, 
the say about how the art enrichment program is to be implemented. Commissioner 
Rivera felt that our methods so far for awarding commissions, etc. are 
discriminatory; he would like to see a rotation system for artist selection, 
such as labor unions employ. Discussion continued. 

Mr. Benvenuto asked for the Committee's recommendations governing the period 
of time artists must wait between major commission awards. For sculpture (over 
$50,000) : a three-year period from award of contract was deemed appropriate; 
for large city-commissioned murals (over $100,000): three years from award of 
contract; for easel painters (over $20,000): 2 years from award of contract 
or time of purchase. Commissioner Montgomery mentioned the problem of dealing 

with artists working in two very different media this should be discussed 

at a later date. She asked that these recommendations be incorporated into 
the "Commissions, Competitions and Purchases" section of our Visual Arts 
Committee book. 

Mr. Balberan brought up the idea of district counsel input into the Art 
Commission. Commissioner Montgomery mentioned that the Commission's Cultural 
Centers could act as communication lines between the Art Commission and their 
respective communities, although not all San Francisco communities have Cultural 
Centers. 

APPROVAL OF 1978 ARTS FESTIVAL DATES AND AWARD OF HONOR EXHIBITION RECIPIENT 

Commissioner Carlisle motioned that we select either dates proposed by Mr. 
Benvenuto, either Septeinber 27 - October 1 or September 20 - 24. Commissioner 
Rivera seconded it. Commissioner Montgomery moved to approve Antonio Sotomayor 
as the 1978 Award of Honor recipient; it was seconded by Commissioner Carlisle. 
Commissioner Montgomery suggested the idea of honoring a poet laureate each 
year at the Festival, as well as a visual artist. It was agreed that the poet 
should reside in San Francisco. Mr. Benvenuto agreed to ask Commissioner 
Frankenstein for his suggestions. Commissioner Montgomery suggested that the 
Public Library could rotate small exhibits on the poet laureate among the 
various library branches. Mr. Benvenuto agreed to discuss this with 
Ex-Officio Commissioner Englander, 

FINAL APPROVAL OF WEST PORTAL LIBRARY MURAL 

Commissioner Carlisle moved to approve the mural and it was seconded by 
Commissioner Rivera. 

PLAY SCULPTURE AT GALVEZ PLAYGROUND 

The Committee is invited to review the work in progress of this sculpture. It 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
page 3 - 1/13/78 

was agreed that they would view it individually and then meet to discuss it 
five minutes before the next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

HEARING DATES ON THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER'S PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING 
FUND FOR PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES 

Commissioner Montgomery announced that the heeurings will take place at the 
San Francisco Museum of Modem Art on January 18, 2:30 p.m. or January 19, 
at 9:30 a.m. 

CONTRACTS BETWEEN ARTISTS AND THE CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Mr. Benvenuto wants artists' rights included in the contract, similar to those con- 
tained in the city of Seattle's contracts — Mr. Benvenuto reviewed these points. 
Commissioner Carlisle motioned to include these artists 'rights in our contract, 
and it was seconded by Commissioner Rivera. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mardi Leland 

Asst. to Visual Arts Programs Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, January 13, 1978 

Room 400 - 101 Grove St. - 2:30 p.m. 



Present : Commissioners Montgomery, Carlisle, Rivera and staff: 
Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

Also present: Richard Mayer, President, Artists Equity Association; 

Judy Fein, Vice-President, AEA; Raymond J. Balberan, Mission Arts 

Council 

Correction: also present: Betty Guimaraes, liaison. Mayors Office 
Commissioner Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:45 p.m. She said 
that the By-Laws and Goals Committee of the Visual Arts Committee, including 
Commissioners Carlisle, Frankenstein and Montgomery and staff member, Elio 
Benvenuto, will meet the first week in February at Commissioner Carlisle's 
house — either Tues., Feb. 7 or Thurs. , Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Commissioner 
Frankenstein will be contacted and then the exact date will be determined. 

DISCUSSION OF 2% ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES 

Commissioner Rivera said he had reviewed Artists Equity's proposed guidelines, 

but had wanted to expand upon them. Commissioner Montgomery expressed the 

desire to postpone setting a date for public discussion of the guidelines, 

until all Visual Arts Committee members have been contacted. Commissioner 

Rivera reviewed his proposed guidelines. Mr. Benvenuto, in reference to #15, 

said that artists employed under our CETA Program should be eligible for 

commissions and competitions, if they do the work on their own time. If they 

win a substantial competition or commission award, they would then have to 

resign from the CETA Program. Commissioner Montgomery requested that Mr. 

Benvenuto clarify this matter with the City Attorney. 

Richard Mayer, President of Artists Equity, requested that in order to eliminate 

ciny confusion, that the Artists Equity heading should be removed from Commissioner 

Rivera's proposed guidelines and ConDj-Saioner Rivera's name substituted instead. 

Raymond Balberan of the Mission Arts Council asked Mr. Mayer to explain 

the purpose of Artists Equity. Mr. Balberan went on to say that he felt that 

priority should be given to San Francisco artists. He said that local artists' 

organizations should be represented at Visual Arts Committee meetings. Commissioner 

Montgomery said that any person or group is free to submit their suggestions 

for 2% guidelines in writing to the Visual Arts Committee. Commissioner 

Rivera submitted a sheet showing proposed division of funds by ethnic group ; 

however, it needed a heading (i.e. "Airport Funds") , and the question also came up 

as to whether all pertinent ethnic groups were represented. Mr. Balberan 

mentioned that younger artists should be able to work with more experienced 

artists. Commissioner Montgomery clarified that apprentice artists have been 

given the opportunity to work on various mural projects, as well as on the 

art enrichjnent program for San Francisco General Hospital. Mr. Benvenuto pointed 

out that with respect to the competition for the Community College District, 

$5000 has been set aside for students to produce a mural on the Fox Hardware 

wall, facing the college. Commissioner Rivera recommended a temporary freeze 

on the 2% art enrichment monies for the Airport. Commissioner Montgomery said 

that in a sense, the Airport has already "frozen" this money. Mr. Benvenuto 

reviewed the most recent developments on the Airport — i.e. that the well-known 

designer, Charles Fames, has been invited to try and resolve the problem of an 

overall concept for the ■ Airport art enrichment program. Mr. Balberan questioned 

the vcilidity of bringing in someone from Los Angeles to act as consultant. 



:;3ua. art:, committee meeting 

t-i'je 2 - 1/13/78 

Coraiuissicr.er Montgoncery explained that Mr. Eames was going tc design an all- 
over pan, rot make decisions on the individual artists to receive commissions 
or competitions. Commissioner Carlisle stated that we were attempting to 
establish general art enrichment guidelines, not just those for the Airport. 
Ccmmissioiier Rivera said that the "jobs" as they are now, are not designed to 
fat third world people—third world people should be included in the decision- 
making process as to what amount of money should be divided among what groups; 
e.g. a kind of advisory board representing all major third world groups should 
be set up. Commissioner Rivera motioned to implement #5 on his Guidelines. 
It was not seconded. Mr. Balberan again said that we should hire local people 
to consult on the Airport, that we should rely more on our City people. It 
was clarified that it is the Airports Commission which has the money, and, therefore, 
the say about how the art enrichment program is to be implemented. Commissioner 
Rivera felt that our methods so far for awarding commissions, etc. are 
discriminatory; he would like to see a rotation system for artist selection, 
such as labor unions employ. Discussion continued. 

Mr. Benvenuto asked for the Committee's recommendations governing the period 
of time artists must wait between major commission awards. For sculpture (over 
$50,000) : a three-year period from award of contract was deemed appropriate; 
for large city-commissioned murals (over $100,000): three years from award of 
contract; for easel painters (over $20,000): 2 years from award of contract 
or time of purchase. Commissioner Montgomery mentioned the problem of dealing 

with artists working in two very different media this should be discussed 

at a later date. She asked that these recommendations be incorporated into 
the "Commissions, Competitions and Purchases" section of our Visual Arts 
Committee book . 

Mr. Balberan brought up the idea of district counsel input into the Art 
Commission. Commissioner Montgomery mentioned that the Commission's Cultural 
Centers could act as communication lines between the Art Commission and their 
respective communities, although not all San Freincisco communities have Cultural 
Centers. 

APPROVAL OF 1978 ARTS FESTIVAL DATES AND AWARD OF HONOR EXHIBITION RECIPIENT 

Commissioner Carlisle motioned that we select either dates proposed by Mr. 
Benvenuto, either September 27 - October 1 or September 20 - 24. Coiraoissioner 
Rivera seconded it. Commissioner Montgomery moved to approve Antonio Sotomayor 
as the 1978 Award of Honor recipient; it was seconded by Commissioner Carlisle. 
Commissioner Montgomery suggested the idea of honoring a poet laureate each 
year at the Festival, as well as a visual artist. It was agreed that the poet 
should reside in San Francisco. Mr. Benvenuto agreed to ask Commissioner 
Frankenstein for his suggestions. Commissioner Montgomery suggested that the 
Public Library could rotate small exhibits on the poet laureate among the 
various library branches. Mr. Benvenuto agreed to discuss this with 
Ex-Officio Commissioner Englander. 

FINAL APPROVAL OF WEST PORTAL LIBRARY MURAL 

Commissioner Carlisle moved to approve the mural and it was seconded by 
Commissioner Rivera. 

PLAY SCULPTURE AT GALVEZ PLAYGROUND 

The Committee is invited to review the work in progress of this sculpture. It 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
paye 3 - 1/13/78 



was agreed that they would view it individually and then meet to discuss it 
five minutes before the next Visual Arts Coiranittee meeting. 

HEARING DATES ON THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER'S PUBLICITY AND ADVERTISING 
FUND FOR PROSPECTIVE GRANTEES 

Commissioner Montgomery announced that the hearings will take place at the 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on January 18, 2:30 p.m. or January 19, 
at 9:30 a.m. 

CONTRACTS BETWEEN ARTISTS AND THE CITY S COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Mr. Benvenuto wants artists' rights included in the contract, similar to those con- 
tained in the city of Seattle's contracts — Mr. Benvenuto reviewed these points. 
Commissioner Carlisle motioned to include these artists 'rights in our contract, 
and it was seconded by Commissioner Rivera. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Mardi Leleuid 

Asst. to Visual Arts Programs Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, February 10, 1978 

Room 400, 101 Grove St. - 2:00 p.m. 

Present ; Commissioners: Montgomery, Frankenstein and Rivera 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

Qiairperson Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. 

PROGRAM AND BY-LAWS SUB-COMMITTEE - Commissioner Frankenstein 

Commissioner Frankenstein reviewed the minutes of the Program and By-Laws sub- 
committee meeting of February 7. Discussion on Item #1 - establishment of an 
Artists' Registry. It was agreed that the Visual Arts Committee will develop 
an Artists' Registry form, to include ethnic background, sex, age, whether 
handicapped or not, etc. Commissioner Rivera stated the importance of giving 
senior citizens and the handicapped special consideration, as well as publicizing 
our intention of establishing an Artists' Registry and all Competitions in local 
community newspapers. Commissioner Montgomery requested that the Staff review 
Registry forms from other organizations, such as those from the Center for the 
Visual Arts, The Oakland Museum the State, etc., in developing our own. 

Discussion on Item #6 - budget money for one International Exhibition a year 
in Capricorn Asunder Gallery - $5,000. Commissioner Rivera questioned the 
$5000 budget. It was clarified that it was for shipping, a catalogue, etc. 
Commissioner Rivera asked the selection procedure for International Shows. Mr. 
Benvenuto said our Commissioners may suggest shows, various foreign Consulates 
can make suggestions, etc. Commissioner Rivera suggested that we infoxm the 
Consulates of our Facility and solicit their help and participation. It was agreed 
that we should solicit their help after we obtain basic funding. 

Item #7 - increase budget for conservation of art media. It was suggested that 
the specific media be itemized, i.e. paintings, sculpture, graphics, photography, 
murals and crafts. 

Item #8 - monetary prizes for awards from companies, foundations, or the use 
of a fellowship. It should be added that fellowships are available to all artists, 
and that they should include an exhibition for a visual artist, a performance for 
a performing artist and a publication for a writer or poet. 

Item #10 - revise to "Request publication of Art Commission activities monthly or 
bi-monthly. " Commissioner Rivera suggested that the Art Commission subscribe to 
various community newspapers to keep informed. Mr. Benvenuto responded that 
we don ' t have the budget for this . 

Item #11 - Establish a 4-6 month long International Exhibition (something like 
Germany's "Docum.enta") , to be sponsored by the Art Commission. A budget of between 
$300,000 - 500,000 should be added. 

INCLUSION OF ARTISTS' RIGHTS IN OUR ARTISTS' CONTRACTS 

It was agreed that Mr. Benvenuto would submit these "artists' rights" to the 
City Attorney for approval or suggestions. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
2/10/78 - page 2 

ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES - COMMISSIONER RIVERA'S GUIDELINES, REVISED FROM 
THOSE PROPOSED BY ARTISTS' EQUITY 

Discussion on Item #15. Commissioner Rivera said that CETA artists should not be 
eligible to participate — that unemployed artists should be given preference over 
employed artists. Further discussion. It was agreed that it should be added that 
if two artists are of equal quality, preferance should be given to the unemployed 
artist. General disagreement on items #4 and #5. Commissioner Frankenstein 
felt #5 conflicted with #6 — it would appear that ethnic consideration is more 
important than quality, location, etc. Commissioner Rivera insisted that ethnic 
artists are not getting their fair share and that they do not have adequate 
representation on "these job sites." Commissioner Montgomery mentioned the 
difficulty of finding the "right" representative for any particular ethnic group. 
After further discussion, it was agreed not to include Items #4 and #5 in the 
guidelines we wish to propose. Commissioner Montgomery requested the staff 
to pull together all the various points which have been discussed into one set of 
proposed guidelines. Please note that Commissioner Rivera's proposed guidelines 
(revised from those submitted by Artists Equity), as well as Artists Equity's 
guidelines are available for review in the Art Programs Office. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:50 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Mardi Leland 

Assistant to Visual Arts Programs Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, February 10, 1978 
Room 400, 101 Grove, 2 p.m. 



AGENDA 



Report on By-Laws and Goals Committee meeting of 
February 7 . 



2. Inclusion of artists' rights in contracts between the City of 

San Francisco and Artist 



Guidelines - 2% art enrichment program 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, March 17-2 p.m. 
Room 400, 101 Grove St, 



AGENDA 

1. Correction to minutes of Feb. VAC meeting 

2. SF International Airport - Commissioner Dmitri Vedensky 

3. Slide presentation re: SF International Airport Art Enrichment - 

Wanda Hansen 

4. Design presentation for Garfield Park Swimming Pool mural - 

Susan Cervantes 

5. Allen Crawford - presentation of a sculpture 

6. West Portal Library mural extension 

7. James Reid mural - Arthur Monroe 

8. Design review - Mission Cultural Center 

9. Approval of police officer busts to be displayed at the Hall of Justice 

10. Donation of paintings by the late Teall Messer to the City 

11. Donation of works by Beverly Toy Yu to the City 

12. Discussion of additional acquisitions for SF General Hospital 

13. Request letter of support for the Calif. Arts Comm. budget from 

Artists Equity 

14. Inform VAC about Civic Design meeting on Monday, March 20 

15. "Colors of the Wind" - f lagenvironment proposal for Civic Center 



Request To Amend the Minutes of the March 17, 1978 Meeting of The 
San Francisco Visual Arts Committee 



I would like the minutes to read that Commissioner Rivera presented 
a list of questions to the Visual Art Committee members present and 
than proceeded to asked those questions to Elio Benvenuto at the 
3-17-78 meeting. The following were answered by Director Benvenuto; 

■Fj C i 

1. How much money was for the overall project? ... $ 5^^,000.(^';^ 






2. How much money is left? $12',o6o."o^ $11,000. ""^^^^^^ 

(3-11) He did not know offhand, and promised that either he or his 

assistant would provide the information before the next Visual 
Arts Committee meeting. 
12. Were there artists from other countries? What Country? ... .Italy 
13. How many had works purchased? .. .One 
(14-17) He did not know offhand and promised that either he or his 

assistant would provide the information before the next Visual 
Arts Committee meeting called for April 18, 1978. 




Commissioner Domingo Rivera 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, March 17, 1978 

Room 400, 101 Grove St. - 2 p.m. 

Present : Commissioners Montgomery, Rivera, Frankenstein 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 
Also present: Christopher Campbell, San Francisco State University Intern 

Chairperson Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:20 p.m. 

CORRECTION TO MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 10,1978. VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

See item #3. 

SF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REPORT - Commissioner Dmitri Vedensky 

Commissioner Vedensky reported that he had not yet talked with Charles Eames, 
but will hear from him by Tuesday, March 21, as to whether nor not he is 
interested. Commissioner Vedensky felt we should proceed with the rest of the 
Airport Program already voted on by the full Art Commission. He mentioned that 
Director of Airports, Richard Heath, had seen the Aubusson tapestry exhibition 
at the Allrich Gallery in San Francisco, and had expressed an interest in 
purchasing one of these tapestries for the Airport. Commissioner Vedensky 
said that we should have more art works installed at the Airport by the opening 
date, than the ten paintings which have already been purchased. He asked that 
we have a special meeting of the Airport Art Enrichment Committee after we 
hear from Eames. Commissioner Rivera questioned the validity of considering 
Eames as a consultant. Commissioner Frankenstein agreed that the Airports 
Commission did indeed want more works in the Airport by October 1 , the 
opening date. He mentioned that Mr. Heath suggested a Joseph Raffael painting. 
Commissioner Frankenstein suggested a William T. Wiley work as another possibility. 

Commissioner Montgomery said she was opposed to being obliged to have more 
art works in the Airport by October 1, when it has been the Airport, itself , 
which has impeded the procedure, and that this should be stated in a letter to 
the Airport, at the same time that we inform them of the Eames position. 

REQUEST FOR LETTER FROM THE ART COMMISSION IN SUPPORT OF THE CALIFORNIA ART 
COUNCIL'S BUDGET - Richard Mayer, President, Artists Equity Association 

As Mr. Mayer had to leave. Commissioner Montgomery requested that this be 

the next agenda item to be discussed. Commissioner Rivera questioned the propriety 

of taking the agenda items out of order. 

Mr. Mayer reported that a proposed 2 million dollars is to be cut from the 
California Art Council's budget and he requested that the Visual Arts Committee 
send letters of support for the budget to various Senators and Assemblymen. 
Commissioner Rivera motioned that we send letters of support for the California 
Arts Council budget; it was seconded by Commissioner Montgomery. Mr. Mayer then 
asked the Visual Arts Committee for an update on the 2% art enrichment guidelines. 
Mr. Benvenuto explained that we would be presenting proposed guidelines approximately 
90 days from the February 10 Visual Arts Committee meeting. He also mentioned 
that Mr. Campbell, San Francisco State University Intern, was studying the 
guidelines. Mr. Mayer requested that we keep Artists Equity informed of progress 
on the guidelines. 

CORRECTION TO MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 10, 1978, VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING - 
Domingo Rivera 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
March 17, 1978 - page 2 

On page 2, line 11, rather than "...it was agreed not to include Items #4 and #5...", 
Commissioner Rivera requested that the following ammendment be made: "Comndssioner 
Montgomery requested that items #4 and #5 be deleted from our proposed guidelines. 
Commissioner Frankenstein requested that items #4,5 and 6 be clarified." Commissioner 
Frankenstein motioned to accept this change. It was seconded by Commissioner 
Rivera. Commissioner Montgomery said, that as she remembered it, as a group we 
had accepted all items on the guidelines, with the exception of items #4 and #5; 
that Commissioner Rivera had made a motion to accept items #4 and #5, which 
was not seconded, and that, therefore, these items would automatically be considered 
deleted. She remembered saying that Commissioner Rivera could clarify these 
items if he wished. 

ART RESOURCE TEAM SLIDE PRESENTATION FOR SF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Wanda Hansen 

Ms. Hansen distributed a synopsis of her Art Resource Team to the Committee (a copy 
is available for review in the Visual Arts Programs Office of the Commission) . 

Ms. Hansen said that the potential for this Program is unprecedented in the Bay 
Area, that we had approximately Ih million to plan with. She said she would show 
slides of contemporary art in various public areas throughout the United States, 
and relate them to the SF International Airport. Some examples were: a Calder, 
Oldenburg and Picasso in GSA buildings in Chicago; a Noguci sculpture in New York; 
a di Suvero work in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She mentioned the problems of 
proper placement of art works and showed some slides of poor placement of 
sculptures. She said that art which involves interaction with people is a 
positive element in contemporary art, and showed some examples. She proceeded 
to show some interior installations, including several slides of art works at 
Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport. Many of these painters, including such artists as 
Frank Stella, Ron Daley, etc., are able to translate into large-scale, mural 
proportion work. She also showed some installations of works by Robert Irwin, 
Dan Flavin, Duane Valentine, etc., illustrating a flexibility of approach. She 
mentioned flat roof tops as possible areas for art work, as well as other asphalt 
areas . 

DESIGN PRESENTATION FOR GARFIELD PARK SWIMMING POOL MURAL - Susan Cervantes 

Ms. Cervantes presented a scale model of the proposed mural. Commissioner 

Frankenstein motioned to accept the mural proposal; it was seconded by Commissioner 

Rivera. Ms. Cervantes also presented a contract proposal between muralists 

and the City. It was agreed that we should send a copy of the contract proposal 

to the City Attorney, with a cover letter requesting his (or his Deputy's) 

presence at the next Visual Arts Committee meeting, in order to discuss the 

contract. 

SCULPTURE PRESENTATION FOR SF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Allan Crawford 

Mr. Crawford presented a wood model from which he proposes to make a clear plastic 
sculpture, suitable for a ceiling or wall area. He said the models could be 
expanded to fit any size. He gave an indication of prices (good for 6 months 
from date of this meeting): for example, a 4'x 8' section of the "hexagon" design 
would be $1200.} a 4' x 8' section of the "square" design would be $1500. 



VISUAL AFffS COMMITTEE MEETING 
March 17, 1978 - page 3 

JAMES REID AND DAVID BRADFORD, MURALISTS - Arthur Monroe 

Mr. Monroe reviewed the completed Reid mural. The artist is requesting the 
remaining portion of the money designated for supplies to supplement his commission. 
Mr. Monroe requested that the Visual Arts Committee write to the Planning Commission 
asking for the release of the remaining supply money. Commissioner Rivera 
motioned that we ask the artist to send us a letter, with documentation, 
requesting this reimbursement; it was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 
Mr. Monroe then reviewed the David Bradford mural at WAPAC. The mural was done 
jointly by Clarkston Ready and David Bradford. The budget for the Mural was 
$800. Mr. Ready used $600, leaving only $200 for Mr. Bradford, which money he 
used for supplies. The mural was completed 6 months ago and Mr. Bradford hasn't 
yet received any commission, Mr. Monroe asked whether the Art Commission had 
any contingency monies to help out this artist. Mr. Benvenuto requested that I'ir. 
Bradford send us a letter with his request, including documentation, following 
which the Art Commission would write to WAPAC. 

WEST PORTAL LIBRARY MURAL EXTENSION - not presented, due to absence 
of applicant. 

MISSION CULTURAL CENTER DESIGN REVIEW - not presented, due to absence of 
applicant. 

APPROVAL OF POLICE OFFICER BUST TO BE DISPLAYED AT HALL OF JUSTICE - will be 
presented at April Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

DONATION TO THE CITY OF PAINTINGS BY THE LATE TEALL MESSER 

Commissioner Montgomery asked Commissioner Frankenstein and Mr. Benvenuto to go 
and look at the Teall Messer collection. Commissioner Frankenstein requested that 
they go after April 2, 1978. 

DONATION OF ART WORK TO THE CITY - Beverly Toy Yu 

After brief discussion. Commissioner Montgomery motioned that we not accept art 
work from a living. Bay Area artist, who is able to sell work to the city, compete 
for commissions, etc. It was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. Commissioner 
Montgomery asked us to send a letter to Ms. Yu explaining this and inviting her 
to submit slides, biography, etc. for our files, if she wishes. 

SF GENERAL HOSPITAL ADDITIONAL ACQUISITIONS 

Commissioner Montgomery explained that there are additional funds left from the SFGH 
art enrichment program and that drawings and other small works are needed. 
She distributed a list of names of third world artists, obtained by Mr. Benvenuto 
from Rolando Castellon, Curator at the SF Museum of Modern Art, and suggested that 
we send them a letter inviting them to bring in works for review. We should, 
however, eliminate those artists from whom we have already purchased works for 
the Hospital. We should set a date for this soon. A staff person from the 
Hospital should be invited to participate in the selection process. Commissioner 
Rivera reviewed a questionnaire he had on ethnic and residency breakdown of artists 
whose works have already been acquired for the Hospital. He asked that the staff 
fill out and return the questionnaire to him. He also asked for a copy of the 
Visual Arts Programs Report. As Commissioner Rivera had not yet seen the art 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
March 17, 1978 - page 4 

works at the Hospital, Commissioner Montgomery suggested that he do so. 
Commissioner Montgomery asked that a letter be sent to all Art Commissioners, 
requesting them to submit names of artists from whom we would consider purchasing 
works for the Hospital, 

CIVIC DESIGN MEETING , Monday March 20 

Mr. Benvenuto said he would go to the meeting. Commissioner Rivera said he 
would also go, if he can. 

COLORS OF THE WIND- FLAGENVIRONMENT PROPOSAL FOR CIVIC CENTER 

Commissioner Montgomery reviewed the proposal. After some discussion, it was 
agreed that we could not help the artist and that we should send him a letter 
to this effect. 

RICHARD LIPPOLD SLIDES - A.D.I. GALLERY, San Francisco 

The Committee reviewed the slides. Commissioner Montgomery requested that we 
send a letter to the artist to this effect and thank him. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted. 



irdi ] 
Assistant to Visual Arts Programs Director 



Mardi Lei and 



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April 17, 197& 
!•: C«ffl. E. J. hontgvmery 

Frwm: C»m. D. Rivera 

Subject: Metlen to po^ene ■cquiaitlen ef art fer the Saa Franciace 
General Hospital Art Erichment Pregram 

la refereacc te my letter te Directer E. Beaveaute, dated April 13, 1978, 
•f which a cepy was seat te yourself aad ether members ef the art cem- 
■Issiea, iaerder te rectify the viisappropriatien ef $ 135,890. ef monlea 
which aheuld have beea allecated fer Third World art works, I am recem- 
meadiag the fellewiag metiens: 

1. That $12,000. be uet aside fer the acquisitiea ef Third Werld 
art works. 

2. All art galleries be ceatacted In regards te the above ^quisitiea. 

3. That $1,000., er whatever is apprepriata, be set aside fer 
ffliaorities te curate art fer thair peers. 

I4. That aa allewaace ef three months for publicizlag ef Art 

Commission aquisitions ef art works for Saa Kraacisco Qeaaral 
Hospital be givaa. 




COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



April 28, 1978 



To: All Commissioners 

From: Mardi Leland 



Correction to April 18 Visual Arts Committee Minutes 



In typing the minutes, I regret to say that I inadvertently mis- 
translated my notes, and therefore gave a wrong interpretation 
to a remark of Mr. Benvenuto's. I specifically refer to the item 
concerning Art Enrichment for the new addition to the Hall of Justice. 
The last portion of the paragraph should read as follows: 
"Mr. Benvenuto responded that 2% is very seldom granted. The architect 
usually submits the plans for the proposed building, and the Art 
Commission always recommends the full 2%. This percentage is then 
negotiated with the architect or Department. " 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Tuesday, April 18, 1978 

Room 400, 101 Grove St., - 2 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Frankenstein, Rivera, Montgomery 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 
Also present: Commissioner Ray Taliaferro (during last agenda item) 

Chairperson Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2 p.m. 

DIANE MACKENZIE - TAPESTRY PRESENTATION 

Ms. MacKenzie showed slides of several of her tapestries. She does tapestry weaving, 
8 threads per inch; she uses all natural wool which is fire and moth-proofed; 
she uses permanent, commercial dyes. Tapestries are large — 8 ft.x 6 ft., 9 ft. x 6*5 ft. 
etc. In some works, she incorporates stainless steel wire. She designs her works 
specifically for public buildings. 

PYRAMID PROJECT - Richard Kamler 

The project information had already been submitted to the Committee. Mr. Kamler 
requested a letter of endorsement from the Art Commission for this project. He 
has already received endorsement from the Mayor's Office. There is only an indirect 
connection with the King Tut exhibition, as that exhibition will' not come here before 
the Spring of 1979, and the installation of this project is planned for October 1 
of this year. The funding proposal is in Egypt now; he should have their answer 
by April 27. The project will also include local performance groups. Mr. Kamler 
reported that it takes 2750 bails for one pyramid; 4225 bails for all three pyrcimids. 
Mr. Benvenuto said that although there is no policy to this effect, usually the 
Art Commission does not take a stand unless all funding is completed. Mr. Benvenuto 
requested him to present us with more visual elements of the proposal. CoEsnissioner 
Montgomery said that we would table the proposal until we see these elements. Mr. 
Kamler agreed to bring the visual materials to the next Visual Arts Committee 
meeting in May. 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARE CENTER MURAL - Judy Jamerson and Susan Cervantes 

Ms. Jamerson presented a scale model of the mural proposal. It consists of 3 
painted sections. The theme for the large wall is work performed by various 
ethnic peoples. The scale is 1 inch to the foot. Another wall will be 40 feet 
long. She also presented photographs of the area and of some of her other work. 
She does have the necessary letter of permission from the Board of Directors of the 
Day Care Center, signatures of the parents, etc. She will use polytech paint on the 
mural. Mr. Benvenuto asked whether they are making a workshop situation out of the 
mural? Ms. Jamerson said that other than employing a few adult volunteers, she 
would be doing the mural herself. The 3 walls consist of 1154 sq. ft. Some of 
the imagery reflects the Community.' fe" predominantly Phillipino population. 

Commissioner Montgomery expressed the fact that the Art Commission would like 
to upgrade the murals in the City, that not only some of the Commissioners are not 
happy with the murals, but also many members of the Community, as witnessed by 
several instances of defacement. She feels that the preliminary proposals are too 
unfinished. Ms. Cervantes stated that this is a project that the Community wants. 
She said that there were no defaced murals in her community and she hoped that the 
Commission would base its decision on community support. Commissioner Montgomery 
made a motion to approve the mural design, with the suggestion that more could be 
done with the subject matter, that the presentation should have been more professional. 
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

4/18/78 

page 2 

WANDA HANSEN'S ART RESOURCE TEAM PROPOSAL FOR SF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Korda Cordes J 

Ms. Cordes had distributed copies of this proposal to those present. Commissioner 
Montgomery said that the proposal should come before the Airport Art Enrichment 
Committee, before any decision can be made. Commissioner Frankenstein asked 
whether Ms. Hansen was proposing to act as consultant? Ms. Cordes responded that 
the proposal consisted of two phases: a major exhibition planned for the opening 
of the Airport as phase one, and, as phase two, the overall master plan which would 
involve the Art Resource Team, made up of Ms. Hansen, consultant; architect, David 
Robinson, and an as yet unnamed artist-advisor. Commissioner Montgomery asked about 
the funding for the exhibition. Ms. Cordes said she would have to look into this. 

ELLIE FIDLER - TAPESTRY MAKER 

The Committee reviewed slides and photographs of her work. Commissioner Montgomery 
requested that we send her a letter thanking her for the material. 

DONATION OF TIO GIAMBRUNI SCULPTURES - Elio Benvenuto 

Mr. Benvenuto said that Mr. Giambruni's widow wished to donate two, large-scale | 

sculptures to the City. Mr. Benvenuto asked for the Committee's recommendation ! 

for a location, he then suggested the City College Campus as a possibility. Commissioner: 
Montgomery recommended that we accept one or both sculptures for the City. 

MURAL PROPOSAL BY ED CASSELS FOR SF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

The Committee reviewed his slides and biography. We will send him a thank-you 
letter. 

ART ENRICHMENT FOR NEW ADDITION TO THE HALL OF JUSTICE I 



Mr. Benvenuto reported that he had suggested 2% of the project, or, $80,000, but 
the City architect objected. Mr. Benvenuto felt that the Jury Assembly Hall is the 
only place where art work would be suitable. He proposed using murals depict- 
ing Justice, as seen through various ethnic groups, and said that this idea is 
being considered by the architect. $40,000 for art enrichment is what is now 
agreed upon. Commissioner Frankenstein asked whether there was any precedent for 
this? Mr. Benvenuto responded that 2% is very seldom granted. The architect 
usually proposes the percentage for art enrichment, and it is up to us to accept 
or reject. It is up to us to send a letter to the architect, requesting $40,000. 

CREATION OF A NATIONAL ART BANK (bill S. 2645 — March 20 NASAA Newsletter) 

No report at this time. 

ARTISTS' REGISTRY 

Commissioner Montgomery said that the establishment of an Artists' Registry is 
contingent upon someone to act as Registrar to handle it. She asked whether we 
can develop an Artist's Registry form. If we publicized the Registry, we would 
probably receive an enormous response. Mr. Benvenuto said that there was no money 
to publicize it. Commissioner Montgomery requested that this be tabled until we 
receive the results of the full Art Commission budget. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

4/18/78 

page 3 

Commissioner Rivera suggested that we send a Memo to Anne Theilen requesting some of 
her CETA workers to assist the Art Commission staff. Mr. Ray Balberan of the Mission 
Arts Council offered to answer the phones approximately 2 hours per week. Commissioner 
Frankenstein suggested that we take up the idea of volunteer help with the full 
Commission. 

SAN MATE O ARTS COUNCIL-ESTABLISHMENT OF A GALLERY AT SF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 

Mr. Benvenuto said that the had talked with the Deputy Director of Airports and 
he said that the Airport could provide space for a gallery, but no security — 
the Curator of the exhibitions would be responsible for guarding their own shows. 
In short, San Mateo would be willing to curate the shows, if the SF Airport provides 
the space and expenses of security. Commissioner Frankenstein suggested that the 
subject be referred to the Airports Commission. We should follow through, and 
write them an official letter asking whether they would provide space for a 
gallery. 

NEW ACQUISITIONS FOR SF GENERAL HOSPITAL 

Mr. Benvenuto said that the total amount spent on the new acquisitions was 

$9,325.00. Commissioner Montgomery suggested that a representative from the 

Hospital see the purchases, prior to the next full Art Commission meeting. Commissioner 

Montgomery motioned to approve the new purchases. It was seconded by Commissioner 

Frankenstein. 

Commissioner Rivera distributed a Memo, protesting the purchase of these new works. 
He reviewed the Memo, saying that we had spent (referring to the General Hospital) 
$33,000 for third world art so far; that $135,890 should go towards third world 
artists or to the purchase of their art works; and that the approximate $12,000 
left should be used to purchase third world art. 

CORRECTION TO MARCH 17 VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES - Domingo Rivera 

In reference to the questionnaire Commissioner Rivera presented to the Committee 

in relation to the SF General Hospital, Commissioner Rivera requested the following 

elaboration: "Commissioner Rivera presented a list of questions to the Visual 

Arts Committee members present and then preceded to ask those questions to 

Elio Benvenuto. #1: (Commissioner Riverai : How much money was for the overall project? 

Mr. Benvenuto: $325,000. #2 (CR) : How much money is left? Mr. B: $11,000-$12 ,000. 

#3-#ll: Mr. Benvenuto did not know offhand, and promised that either he or 

his assistant would provide the information before the next Visual Arts 

Committee meeting. #12 (CR) : Were there artists from other countries? What 

Country? Mr. B: Italy. #13 (CR) ; How many had works purchased? Mr. B: One. 

#14-#17: Mr. Benvenuto did not know offhand and promised that either he or his 

assistant would provide the information before the next Visual 

Arts Committee meeting called for April 18, 1978." Commissioner Montgomery motioned 

to approve the correction to the minutes. It was seconded by Commissioner 

Frankenstein . 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
4/18/78 _ page 4 

ARTIST CONTRACT - Susan Cervantes 

Mr. Benvenuto stated that he had asked Ms. Cervantes to come to the meeting, as 
she wished to renew her request to the Visual Arts Committee to write to the 
City Attorney inviting him to come to the next Visual Arts Committee meeting, 
in order to discuss the contract. Mr. Benvenuto suggested that we first inform 
the full Commission of the inclusion of artists' rights in the contract, and that 
the letter to the City Attorney should then come from the full Commission. (Please 
see enclosed contract between Seattle and the Artist, which includes artists' 
rights) . 

BENE YANEZ, CO-DIRECTOR, GALERIA DE LA RAZA 

Mr. Yanez stated that the Neighborhood Arts Program had cut all their workshop 
money; that they were receiving unfair treatment from the City and the press; that 
they had been turned down by the CAO's Hotel Tax three times, and that requests 
for maintaining the Mission murals had been denied. Mr. Benvenuto said that there 
should be contingency money for mural maintenance incorporated into mural funding. 
Mr. Yanez said that the Galeria does not accept any mural projects unless there 
is a maintenance clause. He said they are taking a billboard approach. The 
Galeria does get about $5,000 from the Gerbode Foundation. He said that Foun- 
dationsjthey approach have a hcird time understanding their needs and problems. 
Where does a Community gallery turn to? Commissioner Montgomery stated that we 
should check into the distribution of NAP funding. She suggested that we try to 
set up a contingency fund for mural restoration. This could be handled by the 
Finance Committee, following our recommendation; however, she said that this year, 
probably little could be done. She suggested that we look into the Hotel Tax 
allocations. Commissioner Taliaferro said he would look into NAP funding distribution. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:23 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Mardi Leland 

Asst. to Visual Arts Programs Director 




COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



April 28, 1978 



To: All Conunissioners 

From: Mardi Leland 



Correction to April 18 Visual Arts Committee Minutes 



In typing the minutes, I regret to say that I inadvertently mis- 
translated my notes, and therefore gave a wrong interpretation 
to a remark, of Mr. Benvenuto's. I specifically refer to the item 
concerning Art Enrichment for the new addition to the Hall of Justice. 
The last portion of the paragraph should read as follows: 
"Mr. Benvenuto responded that 2% is very seldom grcuited. The architect 
usually submits the plans for the proposed building, and the Art 
Commission always recommends the full 2%. This percentage is then 
negotiated with the architect or Department." 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



VISUAL AKTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Tuesday, April 16-2 p.m. 
101 Grove St . , Room 400 



i^^Y 



AGENDA 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 



Diane MacKenzie - tapestry presentation 

Richard Kamler/Joya Cory - PYRAMID PROJECT 

St. Patrick's Day Care Center mural - Judy Jamerson 

Slide presentation - Wanda Hansen 

Ellie Fidler - tapestry - E. Benvenuto 

KK Lonergan sculpture - E. Benvenuto 

Tio Giambruni sculpture - E. Benvenuto 

Ed Cassel murals - E. Benvenuto 

Art Enrichment - Hall of Justice Addition - E. Benvenuto 

Report on creation of a national art bank - E. Benvenuto 

San Mateo County Arts Council - establishment of a gallery 
at SF International Airport - E. Benvenuto 



12. 



New acquisitions for SF General Hospital - 




r COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, May 19 - 2 p.m. 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



AGENDA 



1. Selection of art work for Potrero Branch Library 

facade - Michelle Anderson 

2. Opening of Sargent Johnson Gallery at Western Addition 

Cultural Center - Geraldine Kataka 

3. Mural news - Anne Theilen, Coordinator, CETA Artists/Gardeners 

4. 2% Art Enrichment Guidelines Report - 

-Chris Campbell, SF State Intern 
-Artists Equity Assn. 

5. Mural Exhibit in Palace of Fine Arts Lobby - Mr. Benvenuto 

5. Participation of Art Commission in Airport display area - 
Mr . Benvenuto 

7. Discussion of inclusion of fiber/textile works in Art 

Festival; acquisition for Airport Art Enrichment 

8. Establishment of Airport Art Enrichment Committee meeting 

in June 

9. Selection of Arts Festival Jurors and Screening Committee 

10. Approval of completed mural by Ronnie Jacobsen at 

Sunnyvale Housing Project 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 




^RT COMMISSION cirr and county Oh san francisco 



VXSUAl. ARi.j LoMMi'lTi;! MliKl' IN^J 
Friday, May I'J - :•> p.m. 
Roam 400, 101 Grovi' :.t. 



A G t: N D A 



Selection of art work for Potrero Branch Library 
facade - Michelle Anderson 



2. 



I'pening of Sar>jent Johnson Gallery at Western Addition 
Cultural Center - Geraldine Kataka 



5. 



Mural news - Anne Theilen, Coordinator, CETA Artists/Gardaneirs 

1% Art Enrichment Guidelines Report - 
-Chris Campbell, SF State Intern 
-Artists Equity Assn. 

Mural Exhibit in Palace of Fine Arts Lobby - Mr. Benvenyto 




I articipation of Art Commission in Airport display area - 
Mr. Benvenuto 

Liscubsion of inclusion of fiber/textile works in Art 
Festival; acquisition for Airport Art Enrichment 

8. Establishment of Airport Art Enrichment Committee meet4-n3 
in June 

^^ .-- 9. Selection of Arts Festival Jurors and Screening Committee 

10. Approval of completed mural by Ronnie Jaoobsen at 
Sunnyvale Housing Project 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CAUFORNIA 94102 • (41S) SS»44M 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, May 19-2 p.m. ^<^7^ 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Carlisle, Frankenstein, Rivera 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Mardi Leland 

Chairperson Montgomery called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. 

ART WORK FOR POTRERO BRANCH LIBRARY FACADE - POTRERO BOOSTERS AND MERCHANTS 

The Potrero Boosters and Merchants held an open competition, from which 3 semi- 
finalists were chosen. The Visual Arts Committee was asked to select the finalist. 
The artwork was funded through a $2,000 Bicentennial Award. The designated wall space 
for the artwork is 10 ft. by 14 ft. First entry : 3 wood plaques, each 3 ft. by 425 ft., 
depicting historical maps of Potrero Hill. Artist: Toni Little John. Second 
entry : 1 panel depicting Potrero Hill when it was still a goat pasture. Materials: 
unglazed ceramic tile painted with acrylics, then covered with a protective glaze. 
Backing material is plywood. Size: 4 ft. x 8 ft. Artists: Karen Ezekiel and 
Lee Hastings. Ms. Ezekiel said they were trying to get away from the usual 
"mural image", and thus the reason for the tile material, as well as the fact that 
the panel can be removed from the wall. Mr. Benvenuto questioned their use of tile, 
which can be easily cracked or chipped, and suggested that they consider wood. 
Commissioner Frankenstein said there should be some kind of descriptive plaque next 
to the work. Third entry: "People of Potrero Hill". Artist: Yolanda Barahas. This 
will be a mural, designed to cover the entrire available wall space. It will employ 
the Polytech process, in which a base coat is applied before the wall is gessoed, 
then once painted, the mural is glazed. Various historical figures connected with 
Potrero Hill are portrayed. 

Commissioner Frankenstein said that he felt the entries were rather amateurish, and 
recommended that all three be rejected. Commissioner Montgomery said that the 
Visual Arts Committee would be happy to help them set up another competition, if they 
wished to do so. Mr. Popham, spokesman for Ms. Barahas and Potrero Hill resident, said 
these works were a product of the consciousness of Potrero Hill and that the community 
had been working on it for over a year. If the Committee considers these works 
"amateurish", is it worthwhile for these artists to "go back to the drawing board" 
and try again? Mr. Benvenuto said that it would be possible for them to have a 
second try. Commissioner Montgomery said that we had a major responsibility to 
the City with regard to a public building such as this. She said she was more 
opposed to the designs of the three entries, than to the subject matter. Mr. 
Fopham asked how a mural project/design should be properly presented to 

this Committee? Commissioner Montgomery explained that we do have mural guide- 
lines available, as well as some names of qualified muralists in the Art Commission 
files. 

MURAL REPORT - ANNE THEILEN, COORDINATOR, CETA ARTISTS AND GARDENERS 

MS. Theilen presented a panel of color photographs of the murals completed under 
N.I. I. P. (Neighborhood Initiated Improvement Program), since 1976. She will be 
making a presentation at the Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 23. Ms. 
Theilen explained that these murals have been executed as part of the Planning 
Commission's Neighborhood Beautif ication Pjoject. She suggested that a complete 
survey be made of all the murals painted since 1975, as some of these murals are 
already being destroyed. The Housing Commission should ask permission, before 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

5/19/78 

page 2 

painting over the murals. Mr. Benvenuto said that about 10% of the total 

allocation for a mural project should be set aside for contingency monies for 

maintenance and repair of the murals. He also suggested that the agencies having 

Durisdiction over the buildings which display murals might arrange an agreement 

with the Art Commission to repair the murals; however, he admitted that it is 

not these agencies which request the murals. Because the murals beautify the City 

and attract tourists, perhaps we could request Hotel Tax monies for this purpose. 

Commissioner Frankenstein agreed that the murals lend a special atmosphere to the ' 

City, of interest to our residents and tourists. Ms.Theilen suggested that we request 

someone from the Planning Commission to come to one of our Visual Arts Committee 

meetings to address this problem. Mr. Benvenuto agreed to contact the Planning i 

Commission about this. Ms. Theilen said that this particular N.I. I. P. mural program 

is now completed. Commissioner Carlisle said that before any new mural program is I 

begun, we should address this repair/maintenance problem. Commissioner Montgomery I 

motioned that monies for both documentation and contingency be considered at the 

conception of a mural project. It was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

Ms. Theilen said that they were compiling a map of completed San Francisco murals. 

Mr. Benvenuto suggested that they make use of a color xerox machine (there is one I 

available at the Galeria de la Raza) . Ms. Susan Cervantes, muralist, felt that 

there should be a separate budget for the preparation of the wall, apart from the budget 

alloted to the muralist. Mr. Benvenuto responded that this should be part of the 

contingency monies. Commissioner Rivera felt that the amount the muralist receives 

per square foot should be increased. Commissioner Montgomery said we would bring up 

this subject with the Planning Commission when we met with them. 

ARTISTS' CONTRACTS 

Commissioner Montgomery said that if both Ms. Susan Cervantes 'attorney and the City 
attorney are able to come to the next full Commission meeting, the Visual Arts 
Committee would meet with them one-half hour before the meeting. Mr. Benvenuto 
said that the two attorneys should certainly meet and discuss this subject, prior 
to coming to the Commission meeting. 

PAN-P ACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION EXHIBIT - PALACE OF FINE ARTS 

j 

The SF Chamber of Commerce is organizing an exhibit of works from the time of the 

P. P. I.E., at the Palace of Fine Arts, and is requesting permission to include some i 

murals stored by the Recreation and Parks Dept. at the Zoo. Permission was granted. | 

APPROVAL OF COMPLETED MURAL BY RONNIE JACOBSEN AT SUNNYVALE HOUSING PROJECT 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved to approve the mural. It was seconded by Commissioner 
Montgomery . 

1978 ARTS FESTIVAL JURORS AND SCREENING COMMITTEE I 



Mr. Benvenuto said that this list of names for the Arts Festival Jurors and Screening 
Committee was compiled from all the responses received from various groups, etc. The 
Committee was to select 3 Jurors for fine arts and 3 for crafts. Alternate Jurors 
should also be proposed, who, if they are not selected for Jurors would be the first 
to be asked to serve on the Screening Committee. After some discussion the following 
names were proposed; 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING ■ 

5/19/78 I 

page 3 j 

Fine Arts Jurors ' 

George Neubert - sculptor and Curator, Oakland Museum 

Jean Hyson - painter 

Rene Yanez - graphics | 

alternate fine arts jurors 

Roger Klisby - museum personnel (E.B. Crocker Gallery, Sacramento) 
Ada Garfinkel - painter 
Nancy Worthington - sculptor 

Crafts Jurors ' 

Don Stover - Curator of Decorative Arts, Fine Arts Museums I 

El si Stucki - jeweler ' 

Ernie Kim - potter and Director, Richmond Art Center 

alternate craft jurors j 

Albert Dixon, Director, San Jose Museum of Art i 

Leslie Correll - jeweler and teacher j 

John Kostelic , potter 

Screening Committee ■ 

Hal Fischer - photography I 

Nada Piapiowski - photography j 

Charles Shere - art critic, Oakland Tribune 
Marie Johnson - painter and sculptor 

Commissioner Montgomery said that she would try to select one name from the Metal 
Arts Guild for the Screening Committee. There being no further proposals, the 
nominations were closed. 

2% ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES REPORT j 

Commissioner Carlisle reviewed the proposed guidelines prepared by San Francisco 
State University Intern, Christopher Campbell, making certain suggestions and changes. 
Artists Equity Association also gave the Committee copies of a letter they had 
prepared and their recommendations for guidelines (both are on file in the Art 
Commission office) . 

i 
Commissioner Frankenstein motioned that we hold a special meeting to discuss the '^ 
guidelines in depth, Thurs., June 8, 6:30 p.m. in the Art Commission Offices. 
It was seconded by Commissioner Montgomery. 

PARTICIPATION OF ART COMMISSION IN AIRPORT DISPLAY AREA 

Mr. Benvenuto explained that the Airport has alloted the Art Commission three display 
panels for our use to inform the public of our various activities. He said that 
we need to establish one staff person to coordinate the displays. Commissioner 
Montgomery suggested that we might do a display on the Arts Festival. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

5/19/78 

page 4 

ESTABLISHMENT OF NEXT AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT MEETING 

It was agreed that we should establish the next meeting of the Airport Committee 
as soon as possible. Commissioner Rivera said that this meeting should be made 
public, and he requested that he be notified of the meeting date. 

OPENING OF SARGENT JOHNSON GALLERY, WESTERN ADDITION CULTURAL CENTER 

Ms. Kataka was not able to be present; however. Commissioner Montgomery said that 
she was quite certain that June 22 was the proposed date for the opening. Mr. 
Benvenuto suggested that Ms. Kataka come to the next full Commission meeting, 
Monday, June 5, to make the presentation. 

INCLUSION OF FIBER WORKS IN FESTIVAL 

Commissioner Montgomery reported that she had recently attended a large conference 
on fiber works and that there was a re-evaluation process going on in this area. 
She suggested that we consider a competition of small samples of fiber works in 
connection with the Festival, keeping in mind possible acquisition for the Airport. 
She suggested that we establish a special pavilion at the Festival for fiber, and 
either include samples from artists we are already considering for theJAirport, or make 
it open to anyone. We might also consider having a special exhibition in Capricorn 
Asionder Gallery. Mr. Benvenuto responded that we won't know what the Arts Festival 
budget will be until the end of July, and that these fiber artists would need 
3-6 months' notice to prepare their works. He suggested that an alternative might 
be to invite a group of fiber artists to participate, and indicate to them that they 
might be considered for Airport purchase. 

Commissioner Carlisle asked why we should necessarily have to consider them for the 
Airport at all, as one of the purposes of the Festival is to reflect new art 
trends. She motioned that if and when we have the next Arts Festival, we consider 
a special exhibition of fiber artists. It was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted , 



Mardi Leland 

Asst. to Visual Arts Programs Director 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Art Commission offices 

165 Grove St. 

Thursday, June 8, 1978 -6:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle, Rivera 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto 
Also present: M. Bors ; Susan Cervantes j Steve Diaz, Deputy City Attorney; 

Artists Equity Association representatives, Toinette Laurant, 
Judy Fein, Maude Church; Thomas Gardner; J. Jameson 



Commissioner Montgomery explained that this public meeting was for the purpose of 
discussing San Francisco State Intern, Chris Campbell 's, draft report on art enrichment 
guidelines. Artists Equity's outline for art enrichment and to receive co«mients 
from the City Attorney. 

Prior to discussion, the first order of business from Mr. Benvenuto was a need for a 
resolution by the Committee for the Redevelopment Agency staff to work with the Art 
Commission Staff on the art enrichment program for the Yerba Buena Center. Commissioner 
Rivera made a motion to this effect; it was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

The general agreement was that both Mr. Campbell's draft and Artists Equity Association's 
recommendations need to be reviewed and synthesized first by the Art Commission Staff, 
before review by the Committee and City Attorny's office. Attorney Diaz did not 
present any opinions, but was very helpful in discussing directions the Committee and 
artists should review. 

The addition of affirmative action guidelines is possible, but normally refers to hiring 
rather than selection. Race cannot be used as a basis for selection, as it is 
unconstitutional. The major concern of the art enrichment program is to select art 
which reflects diversity, quality, tradition, etc. 

Contracts are let on a non-discriminatory basis. Commissioner Rivera requested an 
explanation for this. Attorney Diaz responded that it is very difficult to allot monies 
to specific groups and that the role of the Art Commission is to look at each proposal, 
with a view towards quality art. An Artists' Registry and publicity is a positive means 
of total community communication. 

Commissioner Montgomery explained that the money for a Registry must come frcan the 

Commission's budget, and that a Registry is costly. She cautioned everyone to look 

at the "Townhall Meeting" selection of art and determine if this is what should happen. 

Mr. Benvenuto said that the Selection Panels vary for each Competition, excepting for 
the Art Commission representative. The Panels are made up of a variety of professional 
artists. 

Maude Church expressed that Artists Equity would be glad to assist in putting together 
an Artists' Registry. 

Commissioner Montgomery said that the budget for publication of competitions comes 
out of the 2% budget. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

6/8/78 

page 2 

There was further discussion on implementation of 2% Programs, designing contracts to 

fit specific situations, and on the use of various organizations to assist in the Registry. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. 



Minutes taken by Commissioner P. Carlisle; transcribed by staff member, L. Leland. 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Banvanuto. Director 



iRT COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 



Visual Arts Conunlttee 
Friday, June 23, 1978 - 2:00 pi» 
165 Grove Street, Room 400 
San Francisco 



AGENDA 



1. Roll Call 

2. Channel Pump Station, North Point Cros^town Transport Project 
Leo Vallador, Painter. Approval 

3. Richmond Beautlflcatlon project 
Same mural, Ren Hee - Fran V^lesco 

4. Glen Parck Recreation Center Mur«l 
Gary Rees 

5. Exterior of 1540 Harket Street. Mural 

6. Proposal - Bernard L. Taber, for a erafts Huseum Incorporated 
for the Performing Art Center 

7 . Edith Bamlln mural offer to be used in the Xnt«rnat,lonal Alrpprt 
Area 

8. Art Festival Information and meeting ** 

9. Potrero Hill Library Mural - Gractella Carillo Presentation 

10. Adjournment 



Art Festival Meeting 
Monday, June 26, 1978 
8:00 pm 

Capricorn Asunder Gallery 
165 Grove Street, S.F, 



3 



VISUA]. ARTS C(.)MM1TTEE MEETING 
Friday, June 23, 1978 
l^ooin 400, 101 Grove St. 



The mteting was cilled tc order by Chairman Montgomery at 2:05pm. 

Present: Commit, sioners Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle 

Elio Penvenuto and Patricia Holihan 

AGENbA ITEMS: 

2- giANNEL PUMP STATION, NORTH POINT CROSSTOWN TRAMSPORT PROJECT 

Leo Valladot presented his final color and schematic sketch for 
both the roc-! top and the interior of the Channel Pump Station 
located at B. rry St. The three interior paintings are analogous 
to the roof top mural in hoth design and color. Leo Vallador 
shall paint the three interior paintings, allowing a roofing 
contractor t< execute the large mural on the building roof. 

Chairman Mem gome ry moved approval of the final design, seconded 
by Commissioi er Carlisle and unanimously approved. 

3. RjCHMOND be;'.; TIFICATION project - Ken Hee 

Ken Hee pres( nted a rough sketch for a mural , planned for the 
tl^eater from located on 38th St. between Balboa St. and Anza St. 
The mural skf tch was designed to depict both the history of the 
Richmond Diai rict and the capture the nostalgic fun of Playland. 
The mural sKt tch is a medley of Playland 's feature attractions^ 
rides and fcuious visitors. The mural is dominated by the clown's 
face vrtiich i: set in the center. Commissioners Carlisle and 
Frankenstein felt the clown was over emphasized, preventing the 
mural from b< ing seen as a cohesive whole. Chairman Montgomery felt 
there were t(>o many characters and too much detail that, even with 
the aid of pi oto blow-ups, realism would be hard to acheivei especially, 
since much o, the painting would be done by neighborhood groups and 
summer youth participants. She suggested that the project designers 
consult with Fran Valesco, and with the Neighborhood Arts Program to 
review past ; uccessful murals. She also asked if there was a time 
limit and Mr Hee replied that the artists would be active into Sept- 
enJaer, 1978. Chairman Montgomery suggested that they might proceed 
with the wal preparation and in the interim they ought to finalize 
the mural ski tch for resubmission on July 5, 1978 at 2:30pm. With 
Commissionei Frankenstein's advice that further suggestions for the 
sketch are ii possible, Mr. Hee agreed to ret>jrn with at least * portion 
of the mural < ompleted on July 5. 



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6/23/78 
page 2 



GLEN PARK RECREATION CENTER MURAL - Gary Rees 

Gary Rees presented a design and color drawing for a mural which 
he and Sarah Alexander will paint on the outside wall of Glen 
Park Recreation Center. Commissioner Frankenstein asked whether 
the building was indeed as a recreation center. Mr. Rees responded 
that the building is a multi-purpose facility which also serves 
as a neighborhood center with vereitile programs. Commissioner 
Frainkenstein stated that the building's location and use were 
excellent and therefore the mural should match that quality of 
excellence. Mr. Rees' sketch is a finely executed wooded scene 
in natural colors with a softness that highly 

compliments the building and the surrounding woods. Commissioner 
Frankenstein urged Mr. Rees not to lose the sketchy quality for 
an over emphasis on photo realism. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved acceptance, seconded by Commissioner 
Carlisle and unanimously approved. 

EXTERIOR OF 1540 MARKET STREET. MDRAL 

No one present. 

BERNARD L. FABER'S PROPOSAL FOR A CRAFT MDSEUM 

In response to Mr. Faber's letter Chairman Montgomery stated that 
there is a need in San Francisco for a craft museum. She added 
that were tentative plans to open such a museum on Hyde Street 
although, she was not sure whether such a plan was ever finalized. 
Elio Benvenuto felt that a museum, even a small one, requires a 
registrar, a library, display cases, etc. therefore, he felt it 
neccessary to be presented with a clear plan for funding sources 
and financial stability. Chairman Montgomery added that the com- 
mittee will need further information on Mr. Faber, his background 
and qucilif ications . He will be urged to submit additional infor- 
mation to the committee. 

MURAL TO BE USED IN THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Edith Hamlin 

Pictures of Edith Heunlin's mural were presented to the Committee for 
approval to be recommended to the International Airport. After some 
discussion the Committee decided to consider instalation of the mural 
in one of the older buildings on a temporary basis provided that funds 
are avalicible to cover instalation and any refurbishing costs. 
Chairman Montgomery also stipulated that the Committee shall select the 
location for the mural and the mural may be removed at any time. 



VA/C Minutes 
6/23/78 
page 3 



7. Continued from page 2 

Coininissioner Carlisle moved acceptance of Edith Hamlin's mural, 
to be consider for installation in one of the older Airport 
buildings, the exact location to be selected by the Committee and 
the mural may be removed at any time at the discretion of the 
Committee, seconded by Chairman Montgomery and unanimously approved. 

8. ART FESTIVAL INFORMATION AND MEETING 

Chairman Montgomery announced an open meeting for artists interested 
in funding alternatives for the Art Festival. The meeting was 
scheduled for Monday evening, 8:00pm in the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. 
Commissioner Carlisle asked if the Commissioners were required to 
attend and Chairman Montgomeryanswered their attendance was not man- 
datory. 

Elio Benvenuto then presented the Festival budget for this year and 
the following possible fee schedule which would make up the present 
deficit in available funds . 



$ 3.00 - single fee entry 

6.00 - double entry 
100.00 - craftspeople fee 



The present problem is to secure legislation from the Board of 
Supervisors. A special provision will be required to allow for the 
collection of monies. Wendy Nelder feels that it will not be too 
difficult for such a project to receive the provision within a two 
week period. 

Chairman Montgomery stated that a newspaper article announcing the 
meeting was required. Commissioner Frankenstein agreed and said it 
would be arranged. 

9. POTRERO HILL LIBRARY MURAL 

No one present. 
ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA 
* RETAINING WALL - 20th and Noe Streets - Betsy Miller 

Due to a clerical error this item was left off the agenda. 

Betsy Miller presented her mural design with color samples. The design 
is a result of a community survey which expressed the view that the 
residents would prefer a mural that did not have a political theme and 
that the color selection be appealing and easy to live with. 



VA/C Minutes 
6/23/78 
page 4 



Continued from page 3 

In complying with the community's wishes Ms. Miller has designed 
an abstract mural with seasonal colors that shall fill the entire 
wall (24 feet at the highest point.) Elio Benvenuto asked if she 
had chosen her paints and she said she has selected 'Politec'. He 
then recommended she talk with Jack Frost, who is quite feuniliar 
with 'Politec'. Ms. Miller thanked him for his suggestion and 
added that she has been offered a 50% discount on the paints if she 
write 'Politec' somewhere, unobtrusively but visible on the mural. 
Elio Benvenuto advised her to ask permission from her sponsoring 
organization if she may include the tradename. 

Chairman Montgomery moved for acceptance, seconded by Commissioner 
Fremkenstein and unanimously approved. 

IVAN-Mft^ mPRACOFF - & GREG BROWN - CONSIDERATION FOR AIRPORT 

A sampling of the works of Ivan Majadracoff and Greg Brown were 
presented for consideration for the Saii Francisco International 
Airport. Chairman Montgomery felt that these artists ought to 
be considered again at a later date with specific pieces presented 
for acceptance to the Committee. 



Elio Benvenuto presented the latest developements with the Jarvis- 
Gann cut backs. He stated that initially the Art Commission was 
cut to zero but at the present we are back up to 70% of the 78-79 
approved budget. He complimented Art Commission President Ray 
Taliaferro on his excellent lobbying to save all existing programs. 
The 30% cut shall be deducted from all programs across the board. 
Discussion followed on the status of the Art Commission and the Airport. 

There being no further business, the meetiny adjourned at 3:45pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Patricia Holihan 



T COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

July 13, 1978 

MEMO 



TO: Visual Arts Committee 

FROM: Elio Benvenuto 



The next regular committee meeting is scheduled for 
Friday, July 21 at 2pm in Room 400, 101 Grove Street. 

Please advise if you cannot attend. 

Thanks. 



ph 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Art Commission offices 

165 Grove St. 

Thursday, June 8, 1978 - 6:30 p.m. 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle, Rivera 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto 

Also present: M. Bors; Susan Cervantes; Steve Diaz, Deputy City Attorney; 

Artists Equity Association representatives, Toinette Laurant, 
Judy Fein, Maude Church; Thomas Gardner; J. Jameson 



Commissioner Montgomery explained that this public meeting was for the purpose of 
discussing San Francisco State Intern, Chris Campbell's, draft report on art enrichment 
guidelines. Artists Equity's outline for art enrichment and to receive conmentE 
from the City Attorney. 

Prior to discussion, the first order of business from Mr. Benvenuto was a need for a 
resolution by the Committee for the Redevelopment Agency staff to work with the Art 
Commission Staff on the art enrichment program for the Yerba Buena Center. Commissioner 
Rivera made a motion to this effect; it was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

The general agreement was that both Mr. Campbell's draft and Artists Equity Association's 
recommendations need to be reviewed and synthesized first by the Art Commission Staff, 
before review by the Committee and City Attorny's office. Attorney Diaz did not 
present any opinions, but was very helpful in discussing directions the Committee and 
artists should review. 

The addition of affirmative action guidelines is possible, but normally refers to hiring 
rather than selection. Race cernnot be used as a basis for selection, as it is 
unconstitutional. The major concern of the art enrichment program is to select art 
which reflects diversity, quality, tradition, etc. 

Contracts are let on a non-discriminatory basis. Commissioner Rivera requested an 
explanation for this. Attorney Diaz responded that it is very difficult to allot monies 
to specific groups and that the role of the Art Commission is to look at each proposal, 
with a view towards quality art. An Artists' Registry and publicity is a positive means 
of total community communication. 

Commissioner Montgomery explained that the money for a Registry must come from the 

Commission's budget, and that a Registry is costly. She cautioned everyone to look 

at the "Townhall Meeting" selection of art and determine if this is what should happen. 

Mr. Benvenuto said that the Selection Panels vary for each Competition, excepting for 
the Art Commission representative. The Panels are made up of a variety of professional 
artists. 

Maude Church expressed that Artists Equity would be glad to assist in putting together 
an Artists' Registry. 

Commissioner Montgomery said that the budget for publication of competitions comes 
out of the 2% budget. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

6/8/78 

page 2 

There was further discussion on implementation of 2% Programs, designing contracts to 

fit specific situations, and on the use of various organizations to assist in the Registry. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. 



Minutes taken by Commissioner P. Carlisle; transcribed by staff member, L. Leland. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, June 23, 1978 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Montgomery at 2:05pm. 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle 

Elio Benvenuto and Patricia Holihan 

AGENDA ITEMS: 

2- CHANNEL PUMP STATION, NORTH POINT CROSSTOWN TRANSPORT PROJECT 

Leo Vallador presented his final color and schematic sketch for 
both the roof top and the interior of the Channel Pump Station 
located at Berry St. The three interior paintings are analogous 
to the roof top mural in both design and color. Leo Vallador 
shall paint the three interior paintings, allowing a roofing 
contractor to execute the large mural on the building roof. 

Chairman Montgomery moved approval of the final design, seconded 
by Commissioner Carlisle and unanimously approved. 

3. RICHMOND BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT - Ken Hee 

Ken Hee presented a rough sketch for a mural , planned for the 
theater front located on 38th St. between Balboa St. and Anza St. 
The mural sketch was designed to depict both the history of the 
Richmond District and the capture the nostalgic fiin of Playland. 
The mural sketch is a medley of Playland 's feature attractions^ 
rides and famous visitors. The mural is dominated by the clown's 
face which is set in the center. Commissioners Carlisle eind 
Frankenstein felt the clown was over emphasized, preventing the 
mural from being seen as a cohesive whole . Chairman Montgomery felt 
there were too many characters and too much detail that, even with 
the aid of photo blow-ups, realism would be hard to acheive; especially, 
since much of the painting would be done by neighborhood groups and 
summer youth participants. She suggested that the project designers 
consult with Fran Valesco, and with the Neighborhood Arts Progreim to 
review past successful murals. She also asked if there was a time 
limit and Mr. Hee replied that the artists would be active into Sept- 
ember, 1978. Chairman Montgomery suggested that they might proceed 
with the wall preparation and in the interim they ought to finalize 
the mural sketch for resubmission on July 5, 1978 at 2:30pm. With 
Commissioner Frankenstein's advice that further suggestions for the 
sketch are impossible, Mr. Hee agreed to return with at least a portion 
of the mural completed on July 5. 



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GLEN PARK RECREATION CENTER MURAL - Gary Rees 

Gary Rees presented a design and color drawing for a mural which 
he and Sarah Alexander will paint on the outside wall of Glen 
Park Recreation Center. Commissioner Frankenstein asked whether 
the building was indeed as a recreation center. Mr. Rees responded 
that the building is a multi-purpose facility which also serves 
as a neighborhood center with ver&tile programs. Commissioner 
Frankenstein stated that the building's location and use were 
excellent and therefore the mural should match that quality of 
excellence. Mr. Rees' sketch is a finely executed wooded scene 
in natural colors with a softness that highly 

compliments the building and the surrounding woods. Commissioner 
Frankenstein urged Mr. Rees not to lose the sketchy quality for 
an over emphasis on photo realism. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved acceptance, seconded by Commissioner 
Carlisle and uncinimously approved. 

EXTERIOR OF 1540 MARKET STREET. MURAL 

No one present. 

BERNARD L. FABER'S PROPOSAL FOR A CRAFT MUSEUM 

In response to Mr. Faber's letter Chairman Montgomery stated that 
there is a need in San Francisco for a craft museum. She added 
that were tentative plans to open such a museum on Hyde Street 
although, she was not sure whether such a plan was ever finalized. 
Elio Benvenuto felt that a museum, even a small one, requires a 
registrar, a library, display cases, etc. therefore, he felt it 
neccessary to be presented with a clear plan for funding sources 
and financial stability. Chairman Montgomery added that the com- 
mittee will need further information on Mr. Faber, his background 
and qualifications. He will be urged to submit additional infor- 
mation to the committee. 

MURAL TO BE USED IN THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - Edith Hamlin 

Pictures of Edith Hamlin's mural were presented to the Committee for 
approval to be recommended to the International Airport. After some 
discussion the Committee decided to consider instalation of the mural 
in one of the older buildings on a temporary basis provided that funds 
are avaliable to cover instalation and any refurbishing costs. 
Chairman Montgomery also stipulated that the Committee shall select the 
location for the mural and the mural may be removed at any time. 



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7. Continued from page 2 

Commissioner Carlisle moved acceptance of Edith Hamlin's mural, 
to be consider for installation in one of the older Airport 
buildings, the exact location to be selected by the Committee and 
the mural may be removed at any time at the discretion of the 
Committee, seconded by Chairman Montgomery and unanimously approved. 

8. ART FESTIVAL INFORMATION AND MEETING 

Chairman Montgomery announced an open meeting for artists interested 
in funding alternatives for the Art Festival. The meeting was 
scheduled for Monday evening, 8:00pm in the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. 
Commissioner Carlisle asked if the Commissioners were required to 
attend and Chairman Montgomeryanswered their attendance was not man- 
datory. 

Elio Benvenuto then presented the Festival budget for this year and 
the following possible fee schedule which would make up the present 
deficit in available funds. 

$ 3.00 - single fee entry 

6.00 - double entry 
100.00 - craft^eople fee 

The present problem is to secure legislation from the Board of 
Supervisors. A special provision will be required to allow for the 
collection of monies. Wendy Nelder feels that it will not be too 
difficult for such a project to receive the provision within a two 
week period. 

Chairman Montgomery stated that a newspaper article announcing the 
meeting was required. Commissioner Frankenstein agreed ^uld said it 
would be arranged. 

9. POTRERO HILL LIBRARY MURAL 
No one present. 

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA 

* RETAINING WALL - 20th and Noe Streets - Betsy Miller 

Due to a clerical error this item was left off the agenda. 

Betsy Miller presented her mural design with color samples. The design 
is a result of a community survey which expressed the view that the 
residents would prefer a mural that did not have a political theme and 
that the color selection be appealing and easy to live with. 



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Continued from page 3 

In complying with the community's wishes Ms. Miller has designed 
an abstract mural with seasonal colors that shall fill the entire 
wall (24 feet at the highest point.) Elio Benvenuto asked if she 
had chosen her paints and she said she has selected 'Politec'. He 
then recommended she talk with Jack Frost, who is quite familiar 
with 'Politec'. Ms. Miller thanked him for his suggestion and 
added that she has been offered a 50% discount on the paints if she 
write 'Politec" somewhere, unobtrusively but visible on the mural. 
Elio Benvenuto advised her to ask permission from her sponsoring 
organization if she may include the tradename. 

Chairman Montgomery moved for acceptance, seconded by Commissioner 
Frankenstein and unanimously approved. 

IVRN MAJADRACOFF S GREG BROWN - CONSIDERATION FOR AIRPORT 

A Seunpling of the works of Ivan Majadracoff and Greg Brown were 
presented for consideration for the Saii Frsnciscc International 
Airport. Chairman Montgomery felt that these artists ought to 
be considered again at a later date with specific pieces presented 
for acceptance to the Committee. 



Elio Benvenuto presented the latest developements with the Jarvis- 
Gann cut backs. He stated that initially the Art Commission was 
cut to zero but at the present we are back up to 70% of the 78-79 
approved budget. He complimented Art Commission President Ray 
Taliaferro on his excellent lobbying to save all existing programs. 
The 30% cut shall be deducted from all programs across the board. 
Discussion followed on the status of the Art Commission and the Airport. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:45pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Patricia Holihan 



A PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



1 IBM 

IT COMMISSION CITY and county of san francisco 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, July 21, 1978 - 2 p.m. 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



AGENDA 



Redevelopment Agency - Committee for Yerba Buena Convention 
Center - Edward Ong 



2. Potrero Hill Library Mural - Graciela Carrillo & Irene Perez 

3. Ortega Playground Mural - Henry Sultan 

4. Richmond Beautif ication Project Mural - Francis Valesco & Ken Hee 
ARTISTS' REQUESTS 

5. Robert W. Ellison: sculpture - Civic Center 

6. Ms. Jane Patterson: sculpture - Union Square 

7. Artists' Contract - Susan Cervantes 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, July 21, 1978 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Montgomery at 2:10pir 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein, Carlisle 
Elio Benvenuto and Patricia Holihan 



AGENDA ITEMS : 

1. REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY - COMMITTEE FOR YERBA BUENA CONVENTION 

Commissioner Carlisle stated that a resolution was passed during the June 8, 
1978 meeting. The resolution designates Edward Ong from the Redevelopment 
Agency as the official representative to the Yerba Buena Arts Program Committee. 

2. POTRERO HILL LIBRARY MURAL - Graciela Carrillo & Irene Perez 

Graciela Carrillo and Irene Perez presented two color sketches, a detail 
cartoon drawing and color samples for the mural, designed for the Potrero Branch 
Library facade. The mural will cover the entire available wall space (10' by 
7') and will use 'Politec' paints for the base materials. Chairperson 
Montgomery asked if the contest was reheld to select the mural now presented 
to the committee. Mrs. Henry replied that this mural was reviewed and chosen 
by the Potrero Boosters and the Library staff. Mrs. Henry added that the mural 
depicts Potrero Hill's past through its people, as was the community's preference 
for a theme. Commissioner Frankenstein felt that thematically the mural could 
be more original. Commissioner Carlisle felt the subject to be acceptable since 
it was the choice of the community but, the two figures in the foreground (a boy 
and girl) wece not in perspective. Chairperson Montgomery suggested that the 
ship in the background should be either reworked or deleted. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved acceptance, provided the artists revise the mural 
as outlined by Commissioner Carlisle and Chairperson Montgomery. It was seconded 
by Chairperson Montgomery and unanimously accepted. 

3. ORTEGA PLAYGROUND MURAL - Henry Sultan 
No one present. 

4. RICHMOND BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT - Frances Valesco 

Frances Valesco presented a reworked color sketch for the mural planned for 
the theater side located on 38th Avenuei The revised continues to depict the 
history of the Richmond District and to capture the nostalgic fun of Playlan4, 
without over emphasizing the clown's face as in the initial design. Fran 
Valesco explained how the mural portrays, from left to right, a time sequence: 



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beginning with a view of the Cliff House through the popular times of Playland 
and ending, vd.th a glimpse of the present's parking lots. Commissioner Carlisle 
still felt the clovm's face to be a detracting element. Elio Benvenuto asked 
if the theater owner was in full support of the mural. Fran Valesco replied he 
was and produced a letter so stating. Commissioner Carlsle asked what businesses 
were located across the street from the mural wall and if a petition had been 
circulated. Elio Benvenuto responded that the surronding area is residential 
and the necessary signatures were obtained. 

Chairperson Montgomery moved approval of the mural, seconded by Commissioner 
Frankenstein and unanimously approved. 

5. ROBERT W. ELLISON: SCULPTURE - CIVIC CENTER 

Elio Benvenuto presented Robert W. Ellison's request to place his sculpture 
"Four Times Daily" on the East side of the Civic Center Plaza. Due to the 
high assembly costs, he also requests that the sculpture (50ft. X 30ft. X 30ft.) 
remain on exhibit for a minimum of one year. Discussion followed as to 
alternative sites concluding that the Civic Center Plaza is the best location. 
Therefore, Elio Benvenuto shall recommend the Park and Recreation Department to 
approve Ellison's request immediately following the Art Festival. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved acceptance, seconded by Commissioner Carlisle 
and unanimously accepted . 

6. Mg. JANE PATTERSON; SCULPTURE - UNION SQUARE 

Elio Benvenuto presented Ms. Jane Patterson's request to place her sculpture 
in Union Square. Commissioner Frankenstein asked how long antime she. was 
intending to exhibit and specifically why she was requesting Union Square. 
He added that Union Square has a very high vandalism rate and therefore, does 
not appear to be the best location. Chairperson Montgomery agreed, adding 
the park is too small to effectively exhibit a large sculpture along with the 
park's tradition of mime and minstrel performances. Commissioner Carlisle 
felt that a model or a clearer set of photographs were necessary for the 
Committee to decide. She also felt that a more suitable location should be 
considered. 

Ms. Patterson is encouraged to contact either Elio Benvenuto or the Committee 
in order to further explain why she is requesting Union Square and to discuss 
possible alternative locations for her sculpture. 

ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA ; 

* ARTHUR MONROE - 

Arthur Monroe requested the Committee's support for a rescheduling of the 
1st annual "Blacks-in-the-Arts" Conference. The conference planned last 
year with a $5,000 grant from CAC was scheduled for September, 1978 at the 



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California Museum of Science and Industry. In mid -July Mr. Monroe received 
a brief note from the museum cancelling his reservation for the use of the 
auditorium due to recent cut backs in the musuem's operating budget. 
Commissioner Montgomery said she would personally vrrlte a letter In protest 
to the abru{)t cancellation. Bha explained the Importance of the conference, 
and Its aim to encourage all arts organization to support and contribute 
to an international promotion of the arts. 

Commissioner Carlisle recommended two letters be sent, one from the Visual 
Arts Committee and another from the Art Commission urging the museum to 
reschedule the conference as planned. Commissioner Frankenstein volunteered 
to sign the latter. 

DICK MAYER - SENATE BILL SB 2143 



Dick Mayer of Artists' Equity Association requested the Committee and 
the Art Commission's endorsement of the Senate Bill SB 21A3 which protects 
artists' moral rights. The Bill provides for the protection of an artist's 
work of fine art against public defacement, alternation er destruction 
by anyone other than the artist. Ello Benvenuto commented that similar laws 
exist in Europe and have operated with great success. Commissioner 
Frankenstein felt the legislation to be well worth trying although, exper- 
ience may dictate changes. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved acceptance of the committee's endorsement, 
seconded by Chairperson Montgomery and unanimously accepted. Chaiperson 
Montgomery also urged each committee member to write letters of support. 

*** DICK MAYER AM) MAUDE CHURCH - FESTIVAL FEES 

Representing Artists Equity Association, Dick Mayer and Maude Church stated 
they are opposed to unaccepted artists subsidizing accepted artists in the 
form of entrance fees. They deplore the necessity of fees for the Festival 
and offer their assistance to help raise the required funds. Dick Mayer 
suggested an entrance 'donation' in lieu of an entrance fee. Ello 
Benvenuto explained it would be impossible to plan and implemant the festival 
on donated funds. He stressed the Festival's unique parameters due to its 
being not a private but a city operated fair. 

**** SUSAN CERVANTES 

Susan Cervantes requested a letter of support from the Committee to be sent 
urging Steve Diaz to approve her contract. She stressed the Importance of 
expediency because her work force is strong &ready with summer youth parti- 
cipants but unable to begin until the contract is approved. and signed. 

Chairperson Montgomery moved that she will call Steve Diaz and urge Ray 
Taliaferro to also call. Commissioner Carlisle seconded the motion and it 
was unanimously accepted. 

Discussion followed on the Airport Art Enrichment Program. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:55pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 



Patricia Holihan 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, October 20, 1978 

Ftoom 400, 101 Grove St. 



The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Montgomery at 2:20pm. 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein and Vedensky 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Patricia Holihan 

AGENDA ITEMS : 

1. HAYES VALLEY MURAL PROJECT - Scott Guhin 

Mr. Giihin presented two color drawings, slides a pen S ink sketch and color 
samples for his mural, designed for two triangular retaining walls, located 
at Hayes St. and Buchanan. Both Chairperson Montgomery and Commissioner 
Frankenstein inquired about the area directly in front and behind the walls. 
Mr. GuhdLn explained that facing the mural is a residential area and behind 
are tennis courts. Chairperson Montgomery asked who originally allocated the 
funds and who shall be responsible for administering payments. Mr. Guhin 
replied that he believed the funds were originally allocated as a Bicentennial 
award to the Hayes Valley Community- Association in order to sponsor a mural 
project. In the past, fading paint (color) has been a problem. Commissioner 
Vedensky felt therefore, that special attention and expertise shall be re- 
quired in selecting the paints — the intense colors are intrinsic to Mr. Guhin 's 
design and are very striking. Chairperson Montgomery added that the CETA 
muralists would be able to recommend paints. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved approval of the mural, seconded by Chairperson 
Montgomery and unanimously accepted. 

2. MISSION CULTURAL CENTER SIGN - Fran Valesco and Alphonso Maciel 

Alphonso Maciel, the building Manager of the Mission Cultural Center, and Ms. 
Valesco presented a signboard design for the front of the Mission Cultual 
Center to replace the present one, still reading "Shaffs". The sign's sim- 
plistic and very strong design depicts an Aztec symbol of a jaguar and boldly 
reads in large black lettering, "Mission Cultural Center". Chairperson 
Montgomery asked who took part in the selection of the figure. Maciel said 
the figure was selected by the Center's Board of Directors and staff. Ms. 
Valesco presented letters of support from neighboring businesses and a pro- 
posed budget. Commissioner Frankenstein asked what kind of paint would be 
used and Ms. Valesco replied she hoped to use Polytec which would be provided 
by CETA and the Center. 

Chairperson Montgomery asked that in the future all notices of Gallery exhibits 
be sent to all Visual Arts Committee members. In the past, she has not been 
informed and consequently, she has missed exhibits she would have liked to attend. 
Commissioner Vedensky felt all Commissioners should receive notices so they may 
be aware of the Center's activities. Mr. Maciel agreed and assured them he would 
see they received proper notification in the future. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved approval of the mural, seconded by Chairperson 
Montgomery and unanimously accepted. 



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3. FILIPINO EDUCATIONAL CENTER MURAL - Jack Frost 

Jack Frost presented a color sketch with photo inlays and color xeroxes for 
a wall mural, designed for the Filipino Educational Center at 4th and Harrison 
Street. The mural depicts four generations who either developed or now reside 
in the neighborhood. The mural will cover an area 20' x 85'. Commissioner 
Vedensky asked if the mural will bleed off to the building edge. Mr. Frost 
responded that he does intend to cover the entire poured concrete facade. 
Commissioner Vedensky also discussed the "volumetric form"of the building and 
the problems involved with a 90 degree angled comer joining two planes and 
treating just one wall, as Mr. Frost was presenting. Mr. Frost felt such 
problems will be solved by the actual action of painting and mural lay-out onto 
the wall surface. Chairperson Montgomery asked who shall finance the miural and 
he answered N.I. I. P. which he hopes shall allocate enough funds so he may hire 
a young Philippine to assist him. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved approval of the mural, seconded by Chairperson 
Montgomery and unanimously accepted. 

4. ORPHEUM THEATRE REAR WALL MURAL - Gene Ramey 

Gene Ramey from A.D.I. Gallery presented a series of lithographs and etchings 
for a mural by New York artist, Richard Haass, to cover the Orpheum Theatre 
rear wall. Mr. Ramey pointed out that the rear wall- is incongruous and 
aesthetically obtrusive with the rest of the U. N. Plaza. Haass' trompe I'osll 
painting will be of the same architectural style and proportion as the sur- 
rounding buildings. Mr. Ramey explained he has approached NEA and several 
Foundations and all', appear enthusiastic. Although the miiral will' be executed 
on a private wall, he asked for the endorsement and enthusiasm of the Cfimmittee. 

Chairperson Montgomery asked Elio Benvenuto to write a letter of support and 
Commissioner Vedensky as Chairman of the Civic Design Committee asked for his 
support to be included in the letter. 

5. POTRERO HILL LIBRARY MURAL 

Elio Benvenuto presented the letter from the Potrero Hill Bicentennial Award 
Committee rejecting the decision of the Visual Arts Committee's July meeting. 
He asked the Committee for advice as how to respond. Chairperson Montgomery 
instructed Mr. Benvenuto to write a letter acknowledging our receipt of their 
letter. 

6.- 

10. Discussion followed upon ceveew of the following artists' works presented by 
Elio Benvenuto. 

Kay Lonergan would like to be considered for a pviblic commission. Presently, 
she has no specific project to present. It was agreed to keep her material 
on file. 

Chairperson Montgomery inquired of the artists' file system: the length of time 
^ materials are kept, availability of storage space, etc. Discussion took place 
and it was decided to keep artists' files for a five year period, providing 
storage space permits. After five years, the files will be released to either 



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the Oakland Museum or the State Archives in Sacramento. Also, it was requested 
that Elio Benvenuto send a form letter thanking the artists for submitting their 
material for the Committee ' s review. 

Richard Mayhew's work which is of an outstanding quality shall be presented to 
the Airport Art Enrichment Committee for approval. 

Gregg Renfrew and Laddie Dill, as good representatives of contemporciry art, 
deserve the fullest consideration for future projects, since at the present 
there are no opportunities to encorporate their work. Dill'-s work, using 
concrete, glass and rubber is extemely heavy and possibly might be considered 
as a sculptural piece. 

Aide's Casanova's work shall be presented to the Airport Art Enrichment Com- 
mittee for consideration to boxing in a group show. -It was recommended that 
at the Airport cTquisition meetings not only artists' names but slides and 
portfolios be submitted as well. 

11. STEFAN A. NOVAK - REQUEST FOR FINAL PAYMENT 

Elio Benvenuto presented a final bill and a portfolio of color photographs 
documenting the completed sculpture of Stefan Novak. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved that Stefan Novak receeve his final payment 
in the amount of $16,636.00. It was seconded by Chairperson Montgomery and 
unanimously accepted. 

12. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:45pin. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Patricia Holihan 



These Visual Arts Coimnittee Minutes from the October 20, 1978 meeting shall hereby 
be ammended to include the following motion. 

commissioner Frankenstein moved approval of -^h-J^^^-^f ^Jj^ n^sftitled i 
was seconded by Chairperson Montgomery and unanimously accepted. -I 

7n •*■ 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, Nov. 17, 1978 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Montgomery at lilOpm. 

Present: Commissioners Montgomery, Frankenstein and Carlisle 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Patricia Holihan 

AGENDA ITEMS : 

1. WEBSTER S BUCHANNAN ST. MURAL - Alta Howe 

Alta Howe, artist, presented photos of the surrounding area and a color sketch 
of her mural design to hang above the playground on a garage wall located at 
Webster and Buchannan Sts. The wall is included in a redevelopment two-year 
plan, and therefore, the mural shall be applied onto an 8' plywood disc so it 
can be removed and relocated when necessary. The mural will be financed by 
NIIP, and will belong to Glad Tidings Temple. Ms. Howe also presented three 
letters of support from the community which Chairperson Montgomery and Elio 
Benvenuto felt to be insufficient representation. Commissioner Frankenstein 
described the design as reminiscent of an "elaborate dinner plate"; with an 
overworked theme depicting various races joining hands in friendship and amenity. 
Chairperson Montgomery agreed with Commissioner Frankenstein and said she would 
like to see other competition entrants from which this mural was selected. 

She explained that the committee requires more evidence of community support 
and an in scale drawing of the mural. She recommended that Ms. Howe rework the 
design concept before returning to the committee for approval. 

2. SAN FRANCISCO TAPESTRY WORKSHOP 

Elio Benvenuto presented an announcement from the San Francisco Tapestry 
Workshop to inform the committee of the workshop's activities and its 
availiability of customed crafted textiles for possible commissioi^or pur- 
chase. Chairperson Montgomery asked Elio Benvenuto to secure a size scale/ 
price list. 

5. MURAL FOR RETAINING WALL AT 20th AND NOE ST . 

Chairperson Montgomery asked Betsi Miller-Kusz to explain the present sit- 
uation and background on her mural. Betsi Miller-Kusz prefaced her expla- 
nation by stating she was seeking the advice of the committee and had she 
foreseen the opposition, certainly she would have proceeded differently. 

She explained that she is the artist under contract to paint an abstract 
mural on the retaining wall at 20th and Noe St. The design was approved 
July 5th, 1978 by the Art Commission (Resolution #1978-159) and half the 
fee has already been received. The paint and supplies have been purchased, 
and the scaffolding went up November 3rd. At which point, opposition 
to the mural surfaced. She then met with the residents the following day, 
November 4th. A second community meeting was set for November 8th, and 
its outcome was to form a representative committee to resolve the problem. 
The representative committee and the artist requested the Visual Arts Com- 
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Chairperson Montgomery invited those from the community in attendance at 

the meeting to express their views. An open discussion followed, highlighted 

are the major points: 

CON: * The wall structure is considered an integral part of the entire retaining 
wall system which exists throughout the city. 

* The wall is a unique asset and contributes to the historical and archi- 
tectural charm of the neighborhood. 

* Dolores Heights Improvement Group (representing apprx. 150 families) feels 
that the area already has an abundance of murals and does not need another 
one. 

* In a few years the mural would require maintenance; if funds were not se- 
cured the mural would deteriorate and become an eyesore. 

* The mural would serve as a distraction for traffic because it will be 
located at a dangerous three way intersection, 

* The retaining wall is an architectural treatment and it is a work of art as it 
currently exists. 

* The neighborhood has requested the D.H.I.C. to bestow monumental distinc- 
tion, "Landmark Status" upon the wall system. 

* Many residents feel they were not properly informed during the planning 
stages. 

( All comments against the mural emphasized that Betsi is a most capable and 
exciting young artist. Also, her mural design was considered to be beautiful, 
unique and professional.) 

PRO: * The mural will brighten up the neighborhood adding new color to what has 
become faded and dull. 

* The neighborhood needs artwork. 

* The mural would offer hundreds of school children an opportunity to learn 
and participate in a neighborhood project. 

* The wall as it stands now is covered with grafitti; therefore it would 
profit from the enhancement offered by the mural. 

* The mural was approved by the Art Commission, the Planning Commission and 
the Board of Supervisors. 

Discussion followed on possible alternative locations. Ms. Miller-Kusz asked 
the committee to resolve the conflict as quickly as possible because she is under 
contract for one month with the scaffolding company. One half of the payment 
has been received and all necessary supplies have been purchased. The rainy 
weather soon to begin will create further delays. 



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Conunissioner Frankenstein moved that the committee go and view the wall 
and the surrounding area prior to making any decision. Commissioner 
Carlisle seconded the motion and it was unanimously accepted. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, February 16, 1979 
Room 400, 101 Grove St. 



The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Carlisle at 2:20pm. 

Present: Commissioners Carlisle and Taliaferro 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Patricia Holihan 

AGENDA ITEMS : 

T. NEA/NAP REGIONAL VISUAL ARTS PROJECTS GRANT PROGRAM - Phil Linhares 

Phil Linhares presented a draft of the prospectus for the NEA/NAP Regional 
Regional Visual Arts Projects Grant Program. The proposal, the first in 
the nation, was developed to encourage special visual arts in the City of 
San Francisco. Jointly funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and 
the Neighborhood Arts Program ($7,500 from each), the program addresses 
the process of intergrating individual artistic achievement into the com- 
munity enviroment. Proposals for imaginative visual arts projects on public 
or private sites with free access for the general public will be solicited 
for consideration by a seven person jury. Announcement of the selected 
projects will be made at the 1979 Annual Arts Festival. These projects will 
be implemented by the artists, with grant funds covering the artist's salary 
cind cost of materials. A catalog documenting all projects will be published, 
and an exhibit will be planned for the finished projects at the 1980 Art Festival, 

At Commissioner Carlisle's request, Mr. Linhares explained why $15,000 was to be 
the grant amount - NEA had offered to provide a match of $7,500. Commissioner 
Taliaferro felt that if NAP is responsible for providing the matching $7,500, it 
should not be taken from their regular program budget. Mr'. Linhares responded 
that the money was expected to come from a grant, as well as, the remaining 
$17,380 necessary to operate the program, Mark Denton, Director of NAP, will be 
responsible for securing the funds. Mr. Benvenuto felt the title of the program 
should give credit to the Art Commission. Mr. Linhares agreed, the complete 
title will read, NEA/S,F. Art Commission's NAP Regional Visual Arts Projects 
Grant Program, 

Both Commissioners Carlisle and Taliaferro recommended the project be brought to 
the next full Commission meeting, scheduled for March 5, 1979 for approval, 

2. EYES S EARS FOUNDATION 

Mr. Benvenuto presented a written request from Eyes 5 Ears Foundation soliciting 
the Art Commission's endorsement of their photographic exhibit by associating 
our name with the announcements and fund raising activities. They do not seek 
any financial assistance from the Art Commission. 

Commissioner Taliaferro and Carlisle favored granting their request, 

3. POLICY REVIEW: ACCEPTANCE OF MAJOR GIFTS 
Dropped from the Agenda. 

4. COPYRIGHTS OF PURCHASED WORKS - Bill Martin 

Mr. Benvenuto informed the Committee of a letter from Bill Martin concerning 
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5. ARTISTS REVIEW FOR ART ENRICH>ENT PROGRAM 

Discussion followed upon the following artists' work presented by Elio 
Benvenuto. 

Joseph M. Roussin would like to be considered for an Airport conanission. 
His work was reviewed and it was decided by all present that at that time 
there is nothing avaliable. Commissioner Carlisle stated that a letter 
should be sent thanking him for his interest. 

Slides of Gertrude Reagan's textile and batik hangings were reviewed and 
shall be presented for consideration at the next Airport Committee meeting 
for the International Terminal. 

Howard Smith's portfolio was reviewed with the recommendation that it be 
considered for the North Terminal at the Airport Committee meeting. 

Toby Klayman's slides and biography were reviewed. Commissioner Carlisle 
recommended that the slides be considered further by the Airport Committee 
for the North Terminal. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 3:25pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Patricia K. Holihan 



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(b) Chairman Montgomery informed the Commission that the maquette 
for the airport sculptural work has been completed by the ariJ.Pt , Freda 
Koblick, and has been viewed by the Committee and Airport representatives . 
Maintenance and safety problems are to be studied by the artist. 
Chairman Montgomery submitted the following resolution which was seconded 
by Commissioner Vedensky and met with the unanimous approval of the 
Commission. 

Resolution #1978-258 Approval of Kaguette by Freda Koblick 

Location §12, S.F.I. A. 

RESOLVED, That this Commission does hereby approve the maquette of sculpture 
by artist Freda Koblick, to be installed in Location M12 at the San Francisco 
International Airport. 

(c) Chairman Montgomery reviewed the minutes of the committee meeting (11/17) 
which were mailed to each Commissioner prior to the meeting and asked for 
approval of the list of proposed artists for direct purchases and for 
commissions for designated works of art. 

Chairman Montgomery submitted the following resolution which was seconded 

by Commissioner Frankenstein and met with the unanimous approval of the 

Commission. 

Resolution #1978-259 List of artists for San Francisco 

,, International A irp ort 

RESOLVED, That this Commission does hereby approve the following list of 
artists for direct purchases and commissions; said works to be installed 
in various locations at the Airport: 

Painters: Richard Diebenkorn 

Wayne Thiebaudt 

Joan Brown 

Ron Davis 

Robert Bechtle 

Joseph Raphael 

Sam Francis 

Bill Martin 

Roy DeForest 

Richard May hew 

Wally Hedrick 
Sculptors: Fred Eversley - location #7 

Bruce Beasley - location tt8 

Chairman Montgomery complimented the Library and the Friends of the Library 
on the excellent exhibition of photographs of black families in San Francisco. 
Commissioner Englander, President of the Library Commission, expressed 
appreciation for the compliment and informed the Commission that there are now 
28 fully recorded oral histories of San Francisco black families living in 
San Francisco prior to World War II. The text and tapes are now available 
in the History Collection of the Library. 

STREET ARTISTS COMMITTEE - Chairman Beach 

Chairman Beach reviewed the minutes of the committee meeting of November 27. 
He submitted the following resolution which was seconded by Commissioner 
Frankenstein and met with the unanimous approval of the Commission. 




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Elio Benvenuto, Director 



MJ COMMISSION CITY and county of san francisco 



Visual Arts Committee 
Friday, February 16, 1979 
101 Grove St., Rm 400 



AGENDA 



1. NEA/NAP regional Visual Arts Projects Grant Program 

- Phil Linhares 



2. Eyes S Ears Foundation - endorsement request 

3. Policy Review: Acceptance of Major Gifts 

4. Copyrights of Purchased Works (A.E.P.) - Bill Martin 

5. Joseph M. Russin - review of art work 

6. Gertrude Reagan - review of art work 

7. Howard Smith - review of art work 

8. Toby Klayman - review of art work 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Thursday, March 15, 1979 
165 Grove Street 



The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Carlisle at 3:20 

Present : 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto and Patricia Holihan 



AGENDA ITEMS: 



SUNSET COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT - Henry Sultan S Fran Valesco 

Henry Sultan presented black § white photos and a scale, color sketch of 
the mural design proposed for the retaining wall between 39th and 40th 
on Ortega St. Letters of support from leading commercial and community 
organizations were presented with a list of 289 residents' signatures 
who strongly support the mural location and design. Mr. Sultan explained 
that the mural preparation has been a community project since January 
1978. The workshop developed the design, at the request of the community, 
which will benefit the neighborhood and reflect the history of the Sunset. 
District. A portion of the wall is covered already with a mural which 
was painted in 1967; but, written permission from the artist has been ob- 
tained to make any necessary changes. The present design will cover the 
entire wall with a pictorial history of the Sunset area. 

Commissioner Carlisle asked if it will be necessary to prepare the wall 
and who will actually do the painting. Mr. Sultan responded that the wall 
will be cleaned, scraped and primed but will not require sandblasting. The 
workshop participants will do the painting and they expect more volunteers 
as the project progresses. Commissioner Carlisle inquired as to what is 
located across the street from the mural. Mr. Sultan answered that there 
are five residential homes. It was noted, that Mrs. Benjamin Garcia who 
lives across from the wall, had called the Visual Arts Office in protest to 
the mural. She feels a mural will solicit more graffeti than what already 
exists, that the design does not reflect a true history of the Sunset and 
that, CETA funds should be more appropriately be spent in neighborhoods which 
'have a greater need for renewal § beautifi cation. Commissioner Carlisle felt 
that residents across from the mural ought to support the project. She re- 
commended that Mr. Sultan secure support from these residents, or a portion 
thereof, and report to the full Commission meeting scheduled for April 2, 1979. 
Also, she suggested that the surrounding area be photographed in order to 
provide the Commission with a clear understanding of the neighborhood. 

FREDA KOBLICK'"S REQUEST FOR FURTHER PAYMENT 

Discussion followed on the implementation of Freda Koblick's contract modifi- 
cation as approved by the Art Commission's Resolution 1979-296. Until further 
funds are allocated by the Airport no additional payments can be paid. 

CATALOGING OF CITY COLLECTION - Grant Proposal 

Elio Benvenuto presented a memo from Mardi Leland, Registrar, requesting 
and detailing the need for an additional $20,000 to fund a one year project 
which will ensure the completion of a documentation of the Nhinicipal Art 
Collection and publication of a catalog. Commissioner Carlisle endorsed the 
request as a viable and necessary project. 



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Upon Commissioner Frankenstein's, Chairman of the Visual Arts Committee, arrival 
the following items were discussed and action taken. 

4. DONATION OF PAINTINGS - Mrs. Campagna 

Mr. Benvenuto presented a petition on behalf of Mrs. Campagna to donate to 
the City Art Collection 30-40 paintings by Mr. Teal Messer, artist and S.F. 
State University art instructor. After review of several photographs it was 
agreed by Chairman Frankenstein and Commissioner Carlisle that they would 
visit the complete collection and afterwards, make further recommendations 
to the Commission. 

5. DONATION OF THREE BLACK S WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS - Glen B. Simmons 

Three black and white photographs were presented as a donation to the City 
Collection by Glen B. Simmons, former L.U.N, from S.F. General Hospital. 
Chairman Frankenstein felt the photographs were quite good and he moved 
approval of the donation, seconded by Commissioner Carlisle. 

6. REVIEW OF TEXTILE ARTISTS - Art Enrichment Candidates 

The following artists' works were reviewed in a slide presentation: 

Inger Jensen 

Pat McGaw Mark Adams 

Lillian Elliot 

Ellie Fidler 

Lyden Keith Johnson 

Dianne Mckenzie 

Jean Ingerman Weiss 
Commissioners Frankenstein and Carlisle recommended that further consideration 
and review of Ellie Fidler, Lyden Keith Johnson and Mark Adams textile works 
with a presentation to the Airport Joint Committee.be planned. 

7. REVIEW OF PAINTERS - Art Enrichment Candidates 

Chairman Frankenstein reviewed the following artists' works in a slide presentation: 
Nancy Worthington 
Elisa Leptich 
Jay Defeo 
Rolando Castellon 
Patricia Tobacco Forrester 
Commissioner Frankenstein recommended the following list of artists with 
specfic works be considered further and shown to the Airport Joint Committee. 
Elisa Leptich 
Jay Defeo - -"The Rose" 
Rolando Castellon 

Patricia Tobacco Forrester - -"December Magnolia": 1979 

80"x50" 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:40pm. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Patricia K. Holihan 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE ^MEETING tr^ aA , , , / 

Thursday, April 19, 1979 ,, //^ "-i^ ' iyi 

165 Grove Street , I " I >0 ^ ' // '"^ 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Frankenstein at 5:30pm 

Present: Chairman Frankenstein & Commissioner Carlisle 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto & Patricia Holihan ! 

AGENDA ITEMS: 



1. SUNSET COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT - Henry Sultan & Fran Valesco 

Chairman Frankenstein reviewed the material which Henry Sultan had presented 
at the March 15 Visual Arts Committee Meeting including, a history and 
description of the mural and many letters of support from both community 
leaders and local residents. The Commissioners examined a large color, 
scale sketch of the design. After discussion. Chairperson Frankenstein 
moved acceptance of the mural subject to two changes as recommended by 
Commissioner Carlisle: to delete the half moon from the doorway, and to 
revise, adding more dimension and perspective to, the buildings in the 1930's 
section (1A7 - 152). Commissioner Carlisle asked Mr. Sultan to present the 
mural to her with the recommendations completed just prior to the May 7th 
Art Commission Meeting. 

2. ART FESTIVAL FORMAT & BUDGET 

Elio Benvenuto presented three alternative format /budgets for the 1979 Annual 
Arts Festival. The first two formats were based on a total budget of $40,530, 
the difference being the proposed format. The first format presented was that 
of a traditional Festival to be held in the Civic Center Plaza; the second was 
a one month Art Festival with well publicized art events occuring through out 
the city, with a special emphasis placed upon the Cultural Centers. The third 
format was based upon a minimum budget of $11,550 and consisted of only an 
Award of Honor Show in the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. Mr. Benvenuto explained 
that the format will be contingent upon the Board of Supervisor's allocation. 
Initially Chairperson Frankenstein supported the city-wide festival because 
it would lend good publicity and encourage attendance at the Cultural Centers. 
But after discussion, the city wide format was rejected due to the extremely 
high publicity and transportation costs. Also, it was felt that Phil Linhares' 
Visual Arts Competition planned for 1979 summer/fall will provide the Centers 
with a Visual Arts Festival. Commissioner Carlisle moved to endorse the 
Traditional Festival format, and it was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

3. ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARE CENTER MURAL - Final Payment Approval Requested 

Elio Benvenuto presented a final bill and a color photograph of the color 

documenting the completed mural by Judith K. Jamerson at St. Patrick's 

Child Care Center. Chairperson Frankenstein moved that Judith Jamerson 

receive her final payment in the amount of $550. It was seconded by Commissioner 

Carlisle. 

4. REVIEW OF ARTISTS - Art Enrichment Candidates 

The following artists' works were reviewed in a slide presentation: 
Carlos Almaraz Richard Overstreet 

Jose Cervantes Al Ring 

Robert Loberg Fred Reichman 

Lee Mullican Hassel Smith 



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4. Review of Artists continued. 

Julius Wasserstein 
James Weeks 

Commissioners Frankenstein and Carlisle recommended that further consideration 
and review°ipecific works of Carlos Almarez, Robert Loberg, Lee Mullican, 
Richard Overstreet, Fred Reichman and Hassel Smith's works be presented at 
the next Airport Joint Committee meeting. 

5. DONATION OF PAINTINGS - Mrs. Campagna 

The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. in order for the commissioners to visit 

the home and review the art works by Mr. Teall Messer (deceased) which have been 

offered as a donation to the City Art Collection. After examining the collection 

Chairperson Frankenstein stated that an additional visit was merited before 

a final selection of paintings could be made and presented to the full commission. 

He added, that he would contact Mrs. Campagna to arrange a second visit in 

the near future. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Patricia K. Holihan 



visual Arts Committe 

Thursday, March 22, 1979 3:00 

165 Grove St., Art Commission 



AG^EN^DA 

1. Sunset Conmunlty Mural Project, 39th S Ortega. 

Fran Valseco S Henry Sultan 

2. Donations of paintings. 

Mrs . Campagna 

3. Freda Kobllck payment - approval. 

4. Cataloging of City Collection - Grant Proposal. 

5. Donations of three black and white photos for S. F. General Hospital. 

Glen B. SimBons 

6. Review of textile artiste. 

Inger Jensen 
Pat Mcgaw 
Lillian Elliot 
Ellle Fidle* 
Lyden Keith Johnson 
Dlanne Mckenzie 
Jean Ingerman Weiss 

7. Review of painters. 

Nancy (forthington 
Elisa Leptich 
Jay Defeo 
Rolando Castellon 
Patricia Tobacco Forreetor 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETIN G 
) Thursday, April 19, 1979 
165 Grove Street 



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Frankenstein at 5:30pm 

Present: Chairman Frankenstein & Commissioner Carlisle 
Staff: Ello Benvenuto & Patricia Holihan 

AGENDA ITEMS: 

1. SUNSET COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT - Henry Sultan & Fran Valesco 

Chairman Frankenstein reviewed the material which Henry Sultan had presented 
at the March 15 Visual Arts Committee Meeting including, a history and 
description of the mural and many letters of support from both comiBunity 
leaders and local residents. The Commissioners examined a large color, 
scale sketch of the design. After discussion, Chairperson Frankenstein 
moved acceptance of the mural subject to two changes as recommended by 
Commissioner Carlisle: to delete the half moon from the doorway, and to 
revise, adding more dimension and perspective to, the buildings in the 1930' s 
section (147 - 152). Commissioner Carlisle asked Mr. Sultan to present the 
mural to her with the recommendations completed just prior to the May 7th 
Art Commission Meeting. 

2. ART FESTIVAL FORMAT & BUDGET 

Elio Benvenuto presented three alternative format/budgets for the 1979 Annual 
Arts Festival. The first two formats were based on a total budget of $40,530, 
the difference being the proposed format. The first format presented was that 
of a traditional Festival to be held in the Civic Center Plaza; the second was 
a one month Art Festival with well publicized art events occuring through out 
the city, with a special emphasis placed upon the Cultural Centers. The third 
format was based upon a minimum budget of $11,550 and consisted of only an 
Award of Honor Show in the .Capricorn Asunder Gallery. Mr. Benvenuto explained 
that the format will be contingent upon the Board of Supervisor's allocation. 
Initially Chairperson Frankenstein supported the city-wide festival because 
it would lend good publicity and encourage attendance at the Cultural Centers. 
But after discussion, the city wide format was rejected due to the extremely 
high publicity and transportation costs. Also, it was felt that Phil Linhares' 
Visual Arts Competition planned for 1979 summer/fall will provide the Centers 
with a Visual Arts Festival. Commissioner Carlisle moved to endorse the 
Traditional Festival format, and it was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

3. ST. PATRICK'S DAY CARE CENTER MURAL - Final Payment Approval Requested 

Ello Benvenuto presented a final bill and a color photograph of the color 

documenting the completed mural by Judith K. Jamerson at St. Patrick's 

Child Care Center. Chairperson Frankenstein moved that Judith Jamerson 

receive her final payment in the amount of $550. It was seconded by Commissioner 

Carlisle. 

4. REVIEW OF ARTISTS - Art Enrichment Candidates 

The following artists' works were reviewed in a slide presentation: 

Carlos Almaraz ' diehard Overstreet 

Jose Cervantes Al Ring 

Robert Loberg Fred Reichman 

Lee Mullican Hassel Smith 



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4, Review of Artists continued. 

Julius Wasserstein *• 

James Weeks 

Commissioners Frankenstein and Carlisle recommended that further consideration 

and review^specific works of Carlos Almarez, Robert Loberg, Lee Mullican, 

Richard Overstreet, Fred Reichman and Hassel Smith's works be presented at 

the next Airport Joint Committee meeting. ' 

5. DONATION OF PAINTINGS - Mrs. Campagna 1 

The meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. in order for the commissioners to visit ^ 

the home and review the art works by Mr. Teall Messer (deceased) which have been I 

offered as a donation to the City Art Collection. After examining the collection j 

Chairperson Frankenstein stated that an additional visit was merited before ] 

a final selection of paintings could be made and presented to the full commission. 

He added, that he would contact Mrs. Campagna to arrange a second visit in i 

the near future. 1 

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Respectfully submitted, 
Patricia K. Holihan 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Thursday, May 17, 1979 
165 Grove Street 



Chairman Frankenstein called the meeting to order at 4:05 p.m. 

Present: Chairman Frankenstein, Commissioner Carlisle, 

and President Taliaferro 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto § Patricia Holihan 

Kathy Cinnater, the new Nfural Coordinator, introduced herself to the 
committee and explained that she was attending the meeting as an observer 
in order to learn the committee's procedures for reviewing and excepting 
mural designs. Chairman Frankenstein welcomed her to the staff and expressed 
the committee's pleasure at her attending the meeting. 



AGENDA ITEMS : 

1. WHITNEY YOUNG CIRCLE - Leon Russell 

Ms. Cinnater introduced Mr. Leon Kennedy, the artist selected to design 
and paint a mural on a 20' high by 40' long wall of the Hunters Point 
Neighborhood Facility at 100 Whitney Young Circle. Mr. Leon Kennedy 
presented a scale sketch of his proposed design, a large acrylic detail 
from the mural center, photographs of the site, and two letters from 
community groups supporting a mural being painted on the wall. He described 
the symbolism and stated that he intends to use acrylics. He added that 
Susan Cervantes has offered to act as consultant. Commissioner Carlisle 
asked if residents on either side of and across from the mural have been 
contacted. Mr. Kennedy explained that there is a park directly across 
from the mural. Commissioner Carlisle felt nevertheless more signatures 
representing community support are necessary because it is Commission 
policy to approve murals which are strongly supported within the community. 
She suggested that the scale sketch and the detail of the center be 
displayed in the lobby of the facility with a description of the thene 
for a two week period. Such a display would allow residents of the com- 
munity to familiarze themselves and express their support of the design 
by signing a roster. Chairman Frankenstein supported Commissioner Carlisle's 
recommendation and added that Mr. Kennedy return to the committee at the 
next meeting with a list of residence signatures and a sheet describing 
the theme and content of the design. 

2. SELECTION OF JURORS FOR S.F. ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 

Elio Benvenuto presented a list of names of recommended candidates for 
jurors of the 1979 Arts Festival. He explained that a letter soliciting 
candidates had been sent to Bay Area Art Groups, museums and galleries 
requesting recommendations. The list was compiled from the responses 
but was open to any additions the committee wished. The list was care- 
fully reviewed and the following names and alternates were selected. 



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2. continued. 

Fine Arts Jurors: 

I. 
Julius Wasserstein 
Barbara Spring 
Mike Conforti 

Crafts Jurors: ^ 

Yvonne Boutell 
Carl Worth 
Robert Coleman 



II. 
Mish Kohn 
Manual Neri 
Gustavo Rivera 



Marilyn Levine 
Bob Randolph 
Ellen Jouret 



III. 

Ken j ilo Nanao 
Nathan Olivera 
Dianna Fuller 



Mary Gould 
Gingy Lakey 
April Watkins 



AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT POLICY PROCEDURES 



President Taliaferro reported favorably on his meeting held on May 16, 
with Mayor Feinstein, Port Commissioner Richard Goldman, Al Giusto, Chief 
architect and Phillis Hattis, Art Consultant. The Port Commission is very 
anxious to establish a "Sculpture Garden" in the Promenade. Commissioner 
Goldman will be responsible for raising the money from private businesses 
if a 2% allocation is deemed inappropriate. The Port Commission will 
report to the Art Commission at their next meeting with further details. 
Hopefully such a project would serve as a prototype for the remaining 
Promenade to be built along the waterfront. President Taliaferro added 
that the Mayor is very excited with the project. She plans to publicly 
announce that private business is supporting the arts with this project. 

4. AIRPORT JOINT COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA 



President Taliaferro also reported on the events involving the Airport 
Art Enrichment program that developed this week. He explained that quite 
the contrary to what the airport agreed with in the summit meeting held May 
9, in the Mayor's office they have asked the City Attorney's Office to 
review and revise the Administrative Code, section 3. 13. A draft is completed 
which undermines the authority and supervisory responsibilities of the Art 
Commission. The Proposal gives the Airport equal power in approving any 
action. Both Commissions would be required to review and approve each 
acquisition. President Taliaferro requested the Visual Arts Committee 
to ask the Art Commission for a resolution supporting a request to the 
City Attorney to review section 3.13 of the Administrative Code. He also, 
requested information to be gathered and summerized describing the art enrichment 
projects which have been executed over the last twelve years. This information 
will contain total expenditure, number of City Departments, with letters of 
support, etc. 

He stressed the importance of not starting from "scratch" when the Joint 
Committee meeting is held as implied in Dick Heath's proposal. 

Elio Benvenuto reviewed the itmes that will appear on the Agenda for the 
Airport Joint Meeting scheduled for May 31, at 3:30 p.m. in room 400 at 
101 Grove St. Commissioner Carlisle emphasized that all materials quoting 



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5. continued. 



prices and stating pricing changes, invoices, and all specific data 
pertaining to any slide shovm must be gathered prior to the meeting. 



There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Patricia Holihan 



PH:ls 



A. <■ PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



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ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 
JUNE 11, 1979 

MEMO 

TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: Irish Holihan 



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A Visual Arts meeting is scheduled for Friday, 
June 22, 1979 at 1:15 in the Capricorn Asunder 
Gallery at 165 Grove Street. 

Please contact me if you are unable to attend. 

Thank you. 



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165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 ■ (415) 558-3465 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, June 22, 1979 
165 Grove Street 



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Frankenstein at 1:30 pm. 

Present: Chairman Frankenstein § Commissioner Carlisle 
Staff: Elio Benvenuto § Patricia Holihan 

AGENDA ITEMS: 

1. JURORS FOR THE 35RD ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 

Chairman Frankenstein presented a list of names of prospective jurors 
for the 33rd Annual Arts Festival. Commissioner Carlisle moved that the 
following names be accepted: 

Mark Rosenthal - Curator, U.C. Berkeley Art Museum 

Dianna Fuller - Gallery owner d, Collector 

Kenjilo Nanoa - Painter, Printmaker 

Carl Worth - Curator, Walnut Creek Civic Art Gallery 

Bob Randolph - Metal Arts Guild 

Dianna Grain - Potter -Teacher 

The motion was seconded by Chairman Frankenstein and approved. 

2. DONATION OF HUNGARIAN MEMORIAL STATUE 

Elio Benvenuto presented Mrs. Rozsa, artist and designer of the Hungarian 
Memorial maquette. Mrs. Rozsa stated that her design was chosen from a contest 
of 28 entries. The statue is dedicated to the memory of the 1956 Hungarian 
Uprising for Freedom. The final sculpture will be 12 feet and cast in bronze. 
She had already presented the maquette to a Recreation and Park Department 
Committee to establish a suitable location. The latter Committee recommended 
that she first present the maquette to the Art Commission for design approval. 
Mr. Benvenuto recommended that the North East Promenade "Sculpture Garden" 
be considered for a potential site. Discussion followed on other possible 
locations. Commissioner Carlisle asked why the statue should be placed in 
San Francisco. Mrs. Rozsa explained that San Francisco is a center for 
Hungarians. Commissioner Carlisle stated that the design was interesting 
but was lacking a dynamic quality. Chairman Frankenstein agreed. He re- 
viewed the artist's background and inquired of the financing. He stated that 
he did not feel he could approve the maquette, but would refer her offer to 
donate the piece to the full Commission with the recommendation of non- 
acceptance. Commissioner Carlisle agreed. 

3. HUNTER'S POINT NEIGHBORHOOD FACILITY 

Ella Stoneham Brown presented a list of approximately S5 signatures all of 
which endorsed Leon Kennedy's mural design. Leon Kennedy then presented the 
design which depicts an overview of African people centering on the family 
unit as a symbol of unity. Commissioner Frankenstein objected to the series 
of white figures in the upper right section which, he felt, lacked depth 
and resembled paper dolls, but he added that the mural will be an asset to 
the City. Commissioner Carlisle noted that the presented design was not in 
scale and asked what would be ommitted to accomodate the mural transfer to its 
rectangular space. Mr. Kennedy explained that the center detail would be 
slightly elongated. Commissioner Carlisle asked Mr. Kennedy to please sign 



the finished mural. Chairman Frankenstein moved acceptance of Mr. Kennedy's 
mural design and Commissioner Carlisle seconded the motion. Motion passed. 

Mr. Benvenuto presented a letter from Mr. Gene Ramey at the A.D.I. Gallery 
donating to the City Collection six silkscreen prints entitled "Hats." 
Commissioner Carlisle moved that the Committee accept the six prints with gra- 
titude from the A.D.I. Gallery. Chariman Frankenstein seconded the motion 
and the motion carried. Chairman Frankenstein asked Elio Benvenuto where 
the prints might be located. Mr. Benvenuto replied that he would like to 
keep the set in one location, perhaps a Medical Center. Commissioner Car- 
lisle requested that they be notified of the final location. 

DISCUSSION OF FESTIVAL FEE SCHEDULE 

Elio Benvenuto presented the following revised Fee Schedule for the 33rd 
Annual Arts Festival: 

$5.00/entry (not to exceed 4' horizontal x 6' vertical) 

(Maximum 2 entries) 
$10.00/oversized entry (over 4' horizontal but not to 

exceed 7 '6'' vertical) 

(One entry only) 
$80.00 craft fee ($5.00 screening fee) 

($75.00 payable upon acceptance 

Commissioner Carlisle moved acceptance of the revised Fee Schedule and Chair- 
man Frankenstein seconded the motion. Approved. 

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 



Discussion took place regarding a list of names to be recommended for 
consideration of an Airport Art Enrichment Mural Commission. 

Commissioner Carlisle asked what has transpired since the passing of the Art 
Commission resolution which encouraged the investigation into extra funding 
sources to maintain the present CETA Registrar position. The Committee re- 
quested Ray Taliaferro to please inquire as to what has been done and what is 
needed to maintain the position of Registrar so as to ensure the completion 
of the Municipal Art Collection inventory. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Patricia Holihan 



visual Arts Committee 
Friday, June 22, 1979 I :30pm 
165 Grove Street, Art Commission 



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AGENDA 



1. Jurors for the 33rd Annual Arts Festival - Approval 

Mark Rosenthal -Curator, U.C. Berkeley Art Museum 

Dlanna Fuller - Gallery owner & Collector 

Kenjllo Nanoa - Painter, Prlntmaker 

Carl Worth - Curator, Walnut Creek Civic Art Gallery 

Bob Randolph - Metal Arts Guild 

Dlanna Grain - Potter-Teacher 

2. Donation of Hungarian Memorial Statue 

3. Donation of 6 Silkscreen Prints from A.D.I. Gallery 
A. Discussion of Festival Fee Schedule 

5. Holly Courts Housing Project: Mural Design 

6. International Airport Art Enrichment Program 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, July 20, 1979 ! 

165 Grove Street \ 

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The meeting was called to order by Chairman Frankenstein at 3:00 p.m. ] 

Present: Ghairman Frankenstein S Commissioner Carlisle 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto £ Patricia Holihan \ 

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AGENDA ITEMS: " 

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1. SUNSET TUNNEL PARK PROJECT ,] 

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Elio Benvenuto introduced Francine Podenski from the Sunset Tunnel Project. She \ 
explained that they have received submission from three artist; and the Art Commission ] 
is requested to select one artist to be awarded the project, which will have a total I 
budget of $1,000. The project shall enhance the property now being developed by MUNI i 
into the Sunset Tunnel Park. ] 

Ms. Podenski presented the following three artist's proposals: \ 

Clifford Shelbert proposed 2 alternative concepts. ■ 

* Round, red sphere to turn in wind, placed at lower end of the park ] 

or/* an angular, blue, stainless sculpture to be located at the highest end • 
of the park. 

Gregory Campi submitted a concept/ design of a tiled sunset' to be placed ; 
upon the Tunnel Wall. \ 

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Harriet Johns designed a 2^' stainless steel, 3 dimensional rainbow pointed j 
with bright enamels to be located on the lawn. i 

The committee reviewed each artists' background, proposal and drawings. After I 

consideration, Commissioner Carlisle moved in favor of recommending Harriet Johns ■: 

to be selected for the Sunset Tunnel Park Project. Chairman Frankenstein seconded ' 
the motion and it was passed. 

Commissioner Carlisle recommended that cement pads be placed at the two base points j 
of the rainbow sculpture to protect the enamel from being chipped by mowing machines.! 
Ms. Podenski stated that she hopes the installation would be a community project. , 
Mr. Benvenuto explained that she should contact the Art Commission when her life- | 
size, 3 dimensional cardboard maquette is completed. 



The remaining agenda items were postponed until the next Visual Arts meeting due 
to the arrival of the Joint Art Enrichment Airport meeting scheduled for 3:30p.m. 

Respectfully sul-mitted, 



sspectTui ly surmitiea, 

1 OjkAxjt>^<x^lc f)c-(LVlCurvJ : 



Patricia Hoi ihan 



^^.s^cftcweft. oM.^lf.A^o^^ 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, August 2k, 1979 
165 Grove Street 



The meeting commenced at 3:00 pm. 

Present: Commissioner Carlisle and Commissioner Mayer 

Staff: Elio Benvenuto 

AGENDA ITEMS: 

1. WEST SIDE PUMP STATION 

Mr. Elio Benvenuto introduced Ms. Mary Fuller, artist choosen from a panel of 
five artists by Architects; Mr. Frank B. Hunt and Mr. Verl Hall, to execute West 
Side Pump Station sculpture project. 

Ms. Fuller presented twelve clay and cement scale maquettes, photographs and blue 
prints designating the sculptures' resting sites. 

The sculptures will be executed in concrete, due to limited funds. After further 
discussion regarding vandalism and maintenance, Ms. Fuller stated that she is a- 
I ware of the difficulties and accepts the responsibility. She stated that she is 

working in conjunction with an engineer to assure that the sculptures will be earth- 
quake proof. Mr. Hunt offered to send Ms. Fuller a copy of The Concrete Specifi- 
cations and Regulations. 

Commissioner Mayer moved that Mary Fullers' contract for the West Side Pump Station 
Commission and her maquettes be approved. Afterward, Commissioner Mayer requested 
polaroid shots showing progressive stages of the mural and to bring materials to the 
next meeting. 
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Carlisle and past. 

2. HOLLY COURT HOUSING 

Mr. E. Benvenuto introduced Mr. Mike Mosher and Ms. Claire Josephson, selected 
artists of the Holly Court Housing Mural Designs. They presented sketches, photo- 
graphs and a community petition, supporting the project. 

The project includes four walls (8 ft. high) and two concrete garbage shelter blocks. 
Suggestions were offered regarding wall treatment prior to beginning the murals. 

It was move by Commissioner Mayer and seconded by Commissioner Carlisle to approve 
the mural design. 

3. iqth and Colling Wood Recreation Center 

^, After being introduced by Mr. E. Benvenuto, Ms. Betsie MIller-Kusz presented a 
-' sketch of a mural she designed and stated that it would be a most unique mural. 

The mural will show children engaging in various sports, designating the location 
for a sport. The wall faces a school yard, where different sport activities take 
place. 



E N D A 



Framing of Paintings 

De Young Museum Exhibition 



Installation of Art Works 
-Time Schedule- 



Stained Glass Art Work 

Moscone Center 

-Art Enrichment- 
New Business- 

a. Hall of Justice - Valerie Perkinson's Proposal 

b. Milbrae Sururban Headquarter 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING , Monday , 1 October 6, 1980, 1 p.m. 
San Francisco Art Commission, 165 GrovevStreet 



ml/UJ^ i 



Pif^, 



AGENDA 



1- Mural Resource Center 

A. Precita Eyes Muralists 

Susan Cervantes 

B. Japcintown 

James Dong 

C. Howard Langton Mini-Park 

Nan Park 
Joe Perretti 

D. Bemal Height Project 

Arch Williams 

C. North Beach Housing Project 

Kym Sites 

2. Milbrae Suburban Headquarter 

3. Hall of Justice 

Phrodomme, Director 

Hall of Justice Facilities 



VISUAL ARTS COMMIT':?EE MEETING, WEDNESDAY , OCTOBER 22, 1980 - 1 PM 
SAN FRANCISCO ART COMMISSION, 165 GROVE STk\-;T 



Ms. Miller-Kusz has decided to make the Mural a community project. 
The motion was seconded by Commissioner Carlisle and past. 

'i. LOAN OF WILEYS' PAINTING ACQUIRED FOR THE NORTH TERMINAL AIR PORT BUILDING 

Commissioner Carlisle approved a recommendation: "As members of the Joint Committee, 
to grant permission of the art loan; providing the art work is adequately insured 
and due credits given to the Art Commission," 



MOSCONE CONVENTION CENTERS' MEETING 



Commissioner Carlisle stated that Mr. Benvenuto should contact Mr. Bill Valentine 
and plan a meeting with the Visual Art Committee for October. 

ARTISTS FROM PROJECT # 1 



Four Artists from Project #1 were present at the meeting to discuss the difficulties 
they have been experiencing with the owner-landlord of the building they are rent- 
ing. When asked, what did they expect from the Visual Art Committee, their reply 
was, "Moral Support." 

The meeting adjourned at 5:10 pm. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Andre' Cox 




,o>RT PROGRAMS 
t.^ Benvenuto, Director 



r COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



August 1^, 1979 



MEMO 



TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: Trish Hoi ihan 

A***AAA*AA*AAAA*A5': A ************* 

A Visual Arts meeting is scheduled for Friday, 
August Ih, 1979 at 2:30 in the Capricorn Asunder 
Gallery at 165 Grove Street. 

Please contact me if you are unable to attend. 

Thank you. 



PH 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 (415) 558-3465 




AF^i^PROGaAMS 
Elio ^ ..'enuto. director 



COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



ART COMMISSION / AIRPORT JOINT COMMITTEE 
ART ENRICHMENT MEETING 

AGENDA 



1. 


Frames 


Gary Apothecary 


2. 


Protection 


Iceberg designe 


3. 


Photograph Acquisition 




k. 


Photogrphic Record 




5. 


Instalation 




6. 


Maintenance 




7. 


Loans Program 





8. Nathan 01 ivera 

9. Ron Davis 



Mortday, August 20, 1979 
2:30 pm 

Board Rm. of the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



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VISUAL AETS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday^ October 17, 1979' 

Art Commission "^s Capricorn Asunder 

Gallery 
165 Grove Street, San Francisco 

MINUTES 

Present: Commissioners Alfred Frankenstein and RjLchard Mayer 
Arts Program Director Elio Benvenuto 

Chairman Frankenstein called the meeting to order at 2:^ p.m. 

CHRISTOPHER LANE 

Director Benvenuto said that Mr. Lane is a San Francisco painter who is offering 
a 10' X 6' painting for possible inclusion in any program for which the Art 
Commission sees fit. The Committee examined a slide of the painting and requested 
to see the actual work. 

FRED UHL BALL 

Flat, square-shaped samples of Mr. Ball's copper-enamel work were submitted. 
(Mr. Ball requested consideration of the samples for the Airport; the Airport/ 
Art Enrichment Committee had requested some solid "artistic" material that could 
not be vandalized.) 

Commissioner Mayer questioned whether Mr. Ball's submission fell within the 
Visual Arts Committee's province, rather than that of architectiiral consideration. 
Mr. Benvenuto clarified that the artist was submitting it for the "fine arts 
category." 

Commissioner Frankenstein allowed that it was appropriate for his Committee's 
consideration and that he disfavored it. He instructed Mr. Benvenuto to send 
a written reply to the artist that the Committee was ilot interested. 

ALTA HOWE 

Mrs. Alta Howe read from her letter requesting approval of a mural design called 
"Young Sisterhood" for the west wall of the YWCA at I83O Sutter Street. Over- 
looking the playground of the adjacent nursery school, the mural will be 
8' X 12' and will be 20' above the ground. The project is sponsored by HUD 
who has transfered funds to the Art Commission. 

Mrs. Howe presented the Committee with photos of the building's west wall. 
Because it is a shingled surface, the mural will be mounted on plywood. The 
acrylic mural is a modified design: originally, it had contained boys and girls; 
now, in accord with YWCA input, it is entirely of girls, and a child formerly 
held by one of the girls has been replaced with a ball. 

Commissioner Mayer moved to accept .<lta Howe's design of the mural "Young Sister- 
hood" for placement on the west wall of the YWCA, I83O Sutter Street. The motion 
was seconded by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

GOODMAK GROUP 

Mr. w^nvenvto mf> tioned i ia+. everyone ie far'-n-^n^ v^th thr I -^".r^ f-:-'*- of +'■« 
Goodman Building supporters against the destruction of their historic structure, 
and their assertion of its living space for artists. 

Martha Senger of the Goodman Building Development Corporation said that her group 
had just finished publishing a pamphlet , sponsored by the CAC, "to firm up 
our development" and to delineate how the non-profit development will save 
the arts usage of the building. 'She asked that the Art Commission issue a resolu- 
tion to support the Goodman group by endorsing the California Arts Council and 

Continued 



' ) 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 10/17/79 MINUTES Page 2 



the National Endowment in carrying out their plan to purhcase the building 
from the Redevelopment Agency and to proceed with developing its arts usage 
with "low-cost, low- impact improvements." Ms. Senger said a copy of the 
Commission's resolution would be forwarded to HUD. 

Mr. Benvenuto asked her to send copies of the pamphlet to each member of the 
Art Commission prior to the next regular meeting, 

Ms. Senger elaborated on how the building's present owner has promised living 
space as a priority to persons of Redevelopment-destroyed property. While a 
few of these eligible people are artists, the overall plan will, nevertheless, 
"pit the art-poor against the non-art-poor in the community. ... But the Goodman 
Building is the last artist's building in the city; it is a model for the nation." 

Commissioner Frankenstein asked Ms. Senger to draft the requested resolution 
for his Commission's consideration. 

Commissioner Mayer asked Ms. Senger that if his Commission chooses to support 
her group and wishes to send a delegation on their behalf, where would such a 
a delegation be sent? Ms. -Senger replied: "To Mayor Feinstein." The Goodman 
group, she said, had met with Mayor Moscone just before he was assassinated. 
He had intended to seek a compromise in the dispute. ... The group had later 
met with Mayor Feinstein who had not seemed receptive to their plan. 

Commissioner Mayer said that he too had attended the meeting with Mayor Fein- 
stein and that, in his opinion, the Mayor "has bought Redevelopment ' s story." 

Ms. Senger felt that the Mayor could meet with the Goodman Building's owner 
and suggest a compromise. 

the Visual Arts Committee of 

V 

Commissioner Mayer moved that the Art Commission resolve to support the Goodman 
building Development Corporation in carrying out the NEA and CAC recommendations 
on purchasing and developing the Goodman Building. The motion was seconded by 
Commissioner Frankenstein. 



HARRY MARIE ROSE 

Photos of a semi-abstract, copper-soldered relief by Harry Marie Rose were sub- 
mitted. The relief is attached to the wall of SFFD Fireho^se #13, Jackson and 
Sansome Streets. The project is from the Fireman's Symbol Competition of 1976, 
and it depicts three figures holding a hose against a fire. The Committee's 
approval of the project was requested to process the payment request. 

Commissioner Frankenstein moved that the Harry Marie Rose relief on the wall of 
SFFD Firehouse # 13 be accepted. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Mayer. 

HALL OF JUSTICE ART ENRICHMENT PROJECT 

Mr. Benvenuto reported that, with the additional footage to the old Hall of 
Justice building on Bryant Street, the architect is proposing that the corridor 
between the court and the waiting room be utilized for art enrichment. Mr. 
Benvenuto had proposed the idea of depicting "Justice" as seen by various cultures. 
The idea had been accepted; $^+0,000 is earmarked for the project. 

(According: to t.hp City Attorney, none of the money can be used tp hold a competi- 
■t-.ir>n for the proiect.) 

Commissioner Mayer asked why prisoners' art could not be purchased. The CAC, 
he said, has fostered a program of prison art. Mr. Benvenuto suggested that 
civic art enrichment money should not go toward those who have committed crimes 
against society but should be spent "as close to San Francisco as possible." 
He asked the Committee to choose a time when the selection of artists would be 
made. Now that the money is allocated and the building nearly finished, the 
Committee will be requested to submit proposals for the lobby and corridor. 

Continued 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 10/17/79 MINUTES Page 3 



Commissioner Mayer asked if there were anything to prevent linking the Hall 
of Justice project with a similar CAC program. Mr. Benvenuto responded that 
such an idea should be explored on the basis of matching funds. He suggested 
meeting with City Attorney Steve Diaz. Commissioner Mayer said that it would 
be a "mutually creative relationship between agencies," and that it could 
result in good press coverage and encourage the Board of Supervisors to look 
more favorably on Art Commission programs. 

The Committee suggested that it explore the possibility of finding matching 
funds from the State to enlarge the Hall of Justice art enrichment project. 

WILLIAM SAWYER GALLERY - WILLASD DIXON AND CONNIE SMITH SEGAL 

Slides of the works of Willard Dixon and Connie Smith Segal from the William 
Sawyer Gallery were presented. The Committee was asked to select the paint- 
ings for consideration by the Airport/Art Enrichment Committee meeting on 
November ZLst. 

The Committee selected Connie Smith Segal's "Beach on Tomales Bay" C+O" x 72"; 
$3,500) and Willard Dixon's "Above Bolinas" (55" x 72"; $3,800). 

Afterwards, photos were shown to the Committee of the works of other Eirtists, 
including Gloria Cozzo Adams and Arthur Carraway whose works were purchased in 
the last competition for the Airport Art Enrichment Program. 

DON RODRIGUEZ 

A letter by Mr. Don Rodriguez was read. Included were slides of paintings in 
chalk and oil pastel and in chalk and acrylic, for the enrichment program. 

The Committee instructed Mr. Benvenuto to send a reply to Mr. Rodriguez, 
thanking him but declining to purchase from him, as the Program has enough 
work at present. 

HELEN LUDWIG 

The Committee was informed that, for the last six years, Ms. Helen Ludwig has 
been requesting the Art Commission for a one-man show in the gallery. Mr. Ben- 
venuto has repeatedly informed her that she must present her work at the time 
of selection for the shows - every springtime. On this occasion, she wrote to 
the Mayor who referred the letter to the Art Commission. 

Commissioner Mayer instructed Mr. Benvenuto to invite her once again to submit 
her work at the regular spring selection time. 

IIERA 

A blueprint of a green hedge maize, a "conceptual" project offered by an artist 
nameed Hera, was presented. Commissioner Frankenstein said that it may be suitable 
for Golden Gate Park. Commissioner Mayer said that one would have to walk through 
the maize to ascertain its shape. Mr. Benvenuto said that it was not a new idea; 
there are maizes in Paris and Florence. The Italian gardeners, he said, had 
developed them to amuse their bosses, the Medicis. ' 

It was suggested that Mr. Benvenuto request the artist for an estimate of the 
project's size and cost. Mr. Benvenuto mentioned that there may be strong 
public opposition due to the maize's crime potential. 

NEW BUSINESS 

At the last regular Art Commission meeting. Commissioner Scott Beach had given 

to the Visual Arts Committee a portfolio from a Mendocino artist named S. R. Kelley. 

Continued 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 10/17/79 MINUTES Page k 



The Committee now looked through photos of sculpture for bus stations. The 
Committee asked Mr.Benvenuto to write to Mr. Kelley for the size and price of 
the Piece ..p„t.e,c... ^_ ^),)(^'-£>. 

ANDREW TSENG 

Three watercolors in traditional Ming Dynasty style by Mr. Andrew Tseng were 
presented for consideration of the Airport enrichment program. It was sug- 
gested that, because of their size, the paintings may be lost at the Airport 
- unless a special space is reserved for them, as for photography. Mr. Ben- 
venuto was requested to call the artist for the price of the paintings and 
whether he wants the Commission to retain them for the proper occasion. 



Commissioner Mayer reported that he had spoken with sculptor Bruce Beasley 
who confirmed that he intends to spray his sculpture with varithane. (See 
October 10, 1979 Minutes of Airport/Art Commission Joint Committee, Page 1.) 



Mr. Benvenuto reported that he had been asked to view a Maybeck sculpture 
stored in the Exploratorium: a plaster-of-Paris eingel atop a column, Ik' tall - 
a remnant of the 1915 Palace of Fine Arts. Mr. Benvenuto had told the Explora- 
torium people that he did not want the piece destroyed; he would like to place it 
in the open at Fort Mason. He proposed to coat it so that it will last another 
fifty years. Maybeck, he said, had never intended his pieces to last; he had 
said they should erode by the weather. 

The Committee moved to have Mr. Benvenuto coat the Maybeck sculpture and to 
relocate it at Fort Mason. 

The meeting adjourned at 3=55 p.m. 

These Minutes respectfully submitted by: 

Howard Lazar Freda Kaplan 



r 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Banvenuto, Director 



COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



AGENDA 



19TH AND Colling Wood Recreation Center 
Mural Design Approval - 



Whitney Young Memorial Center 
Mural Design Approval - 



3, New Business 

4. 34TH Annual Art Festival 
Date Approval 



San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
Permanent Installation of a Sculpture 




Bets IE Miller-Kwsz 

r 

Leon Kennedy 



Elio Benvenuto 



^ 



c.-'P-'^^-^ 



/ 



Slide Presentation 



Special Visual Arts Committee 

Friday, January /, i98o 

The Residence of Chairman Frankenstein 

TIME: 2:30 P.M. 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 568-3465 



SiMBILLO 



1. 


22X30 


$700. 


2. 


22X30 


$1000 


3. 


22X30 


$900. 


4. 


18X24 


$500. 


5. 


22X30 


$100. 



Sekio Fuapopo 

1. Untitled Magic marker on paper 35X2A ■/ 

2. Vailtu Magic enamel on canvas 8axio 

3. West side of Excelsior Mural watercolor on concrete i5'x300' 

4. SAVII enamel on canvas 7'X9' 

5. PASTELSOON PAPER 40X30 

6. PASTEL ON PAPER 24X30 ' 

7. ENAMEL PASTEL ON PAPER 40X30 



Peter Veres 

1. Taurus ceramic tile mosaic 3'x3' 1979 

2. " DETAIL 

3. Winged Beast 4' 6"x6' 5" 1977 

4. " " Detail 

5. " •• DETAIL 

6. Zodiac (design for a tile mosaic - to be 11 • diameter) 1973 

7. ;:odiac detail 

8. " DETAIL 

9. ^IER-BEAST CERAM(DC tile mosaic 4'X8' 1978 

10. " Detail 

11. DETAIL 

12. SOORPIO 3'X3' 1979 

13. " DETAIL 

14. SLIDE-CLIMBER (CONCRETE 6 CERAMIC TILE) 12'X7'X6' IN HEIGHT 

15. " DETAIL (LOCATED IN JAMES KENNEY PARK IN BERKELEY) 

16. " DETAIL 

17. '• DETAIL 

18. Portrait of an Architect 3'x3' 

19. " >i •• •• DETAIL 

Helen Webber 



1. 


Tree Weave 




6'X6' 


2. 


Daydreamer 




6'X3' 


3. 


Cascade 




4' 6" X 6' 


4. 


Egret 




5' 6" X 6'6'* 


5. 


Invincible 


Summer 


5' X 3'6" 


6. 


Earthsong 




3'6"X5'6" 



Fantasia Aquatic 



4X4 



"!> 



Hunters 

womanscape 

Year cf the Child 

Flour Man the Builder 

Lesley College Mass 

v. A. National Cqietary 

JEWISH HOME For Aged Psalms 

B.A.R.T. 

HOLLYWOOD Park Hotel. . 

\tlQQOLAND Center I Houston cio banner&^ 



2' 

11. 



11*' X 8'' 

5" X 4'" 
4* X 6' 
X 7' 
X 10' 
X 6' 
X 6' 
X 6' 



10" 

8' 
8 
8 
4 



Peter d, WicJonan 

#1. "Mans* Dream", 28" x 48", 1976 
#la "Mans' Dream", (detail). 1976 
#2. "Man With Dogs Fighting", 48" x 36", 1976 
4'r2a "Man With Dogs Fighting", (detail), 1976 
#3. "Lake With Forest". 20" x 72". 1977 
#4. "Floral Garden", 32" x 60", 1978 
#4a "Floral Garden", (detail), 
#4b "Floral Garden", (detail). 
#5. "Motion". 120" x 72". 1979 
#6. "Primal Head With Rainbow" 
#6a "Primal Head With Rainbow" 
#7. "Winds". 11" x 78", 1979 
(detail), 1979 
(detail), 1979 

(interior), 132" x 144", 1979 

(detail), 1979 

(detail), 1979 
( exterior ) . 1979 

(door detail), 1979 

(door detail), 1979 



"Winds" , 
#7a "Winds" 
#7b "Winds" 
#8. "Cityscape", 
#8a "Cityscape", 
#8b "Cityscape". 
#8c " Cityscafe" 
#8d "Cityscape", 
#8e "Cityscape", 



1978 
1978 

, 40" X 55", 1979 
, (detail), 1979 



Pong Fai 



UNTITLED; 
UNTITLED: 
UNTITLED; 
UNTITLED; 



OIL/CANVAS 



OIL/CANVAS 



20 X 24 



20 X 24 



$550. 



BRUCE JOHNSON 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 

15. 

16 

17. 

18. 

19. 



Red Bluff 



Ilium 



Shinto 

Messenger 

Family II 

Hang Up 

Gemini 

Goliath 

Genkan 

Untitled 

Seat form 

Hiro 

Hamburger 



redwood/steel 1979 



redwood 1979 
(note cat for scale) 



15' X 15' X 17* 



X 7' X 11' 



7' X 6' X 5' 
7' x'6' X 3' 



redwood/granitc/rope 
cecacia/granite 

redwood/granite/marble 11' x 6' x 3' 

cecacia/grviite 3.5' x 3' x 2' 

redwood/granite 1978 11' x 5' x 6' 

redwood 6' x 8' x 10' 

redwood 1978 8' x 8' x 5' 

fir/redwood 1979 9' x 9" x 3' 

redwood 1978 3' x 6* x 7' 

redwood 1978 7' x 6' x 7' 

From Heaven 12' x 10' x 8' 
redwood/marble 



$12,000. 



$ 9,000. 



$ 5,000. 
$ sold 
$3,200. 
$ 700. 

sold 
$5,200. 
$2,700. 
$1,100. 
$ Sold 
sold 
sold 



1978 
1978 
1978 
1979 
1978 
1978 

1979 

1978 



CAROL GOLD 

Horse Trotting $ 6800 

Father Swinging Child $ 6800 

Flute Player $ 2150 

Mother Nursing $ 1875 

Father with Child on Shoulders ( cast in bronze ) $ 9500 



Tom 


OSHER 






1. 


Renaissance Seduction 


OIL ON BATHTUB 


1975 


2. 


Young Angels 


0/C 


1976 


3. 


Adam & Eve 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


4/ 


Nightfall 


INK/CHARCOAL 


1977 


5. 


Hole In Wall 


Color xerox & M 


Marker i978 


6. 


Lady and Piano 


OIL 


1976 


7. 


Lost Allegory 


OIL 


1977 


a. 


Peru 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


9. 


Moment of Silence 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


10. 


DOTTIE DOOLITTLE 


OIL 


1977 


u. 


Lifeboat 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


12. 


Angel In Flight 


OIL PASTEL 


1977 


13. 


Final Rites 


C/XEROX 0. fc OIL PASTEL 1978 


14. 


MouhJTAiN Lake 


C/XEROX 6 M.MCER 1977 


15. 


Abstract Landscape 


OIL 


1977 



16. 
17. 

3 19. 



Color Composition 

Head & Doll 

Seed on Wire wall hanging 

Visionary Landscape 

Sculptural wall hanging 





1978 




1977 


s 


1977 


OIL 


1978 


SEEDS ON WIRE 


1977 



SCOTT MllvJDT 

Phalanx / Outside the Gates of Cerdes Hj 35 Wj 57 : (Di 10 1979 

CRUCIFICATION Lane stoneware Hi 67 Wi 31- D« 24 1979 

Conquistador stoneware Hi 70 Wi 7?. Di 6 1/21979 

Sentinel stoneware & Hi 70 Wi 72 Dt 7 1979 

BRWN ENGOBE 



Arthur Nelson 
Egyptian 



paste & GRID Hi 22 Ot 24 



Jo Anne Whale y 
A STATION I Madonna 



Mixed/Media 34X83 1979 

(CLOTH, cement £■ PAINT) 



DETAIL: MADONNA 

A STATION: SONG OF THORNS 

DETAIL: 

A STATION: SHROUD OF TURIN 
DETAIL: 



MIXED MEDIA 34X83 1979 
CEMENT, WIRE & OIL 



MIXED MEDIA 34X83 1979 



Judith Linhares 










Turkey 




OIL ON canvas 


72X66 


1978 


Fred Reichman 










Spring Fuchsia 
Madrone 
Summer at Tiega 


Junction 


ACRYLIC 

O/C 

0/C 


50X84 
50X48 
60X72 


1979 
1977 
1976 


Gordon Punt 










SOUCH 




BASALT STONE 


24X27 


540 







Elena nR?^T^J1 


- 




1. 


E.O. IN STUDIO 1975 


»''^" 


2. 


BRONZE 1979 


*;• 


\3. 


ROCKPRINTS 


1979 


^ 


'*• 


ROCKPRINTS 


TOPi 28X72 BOTTOM. 17X60 




5. 


Yoga 


CERAMIC sculpture 




6. 


BRONZE 


10" 1979 




7. 


ROCXPRINT 


28X41 1979 




8. 


ROCKPRINT 


39X39 1979 




10. 


Yoga 


CERAMIC 1975 




11. 


Bronze 


1979 




12. 


ROCKPRINT 


1979 




13. 


ROCKPRINT 


28X40 1979 




14. 


Yoga 


•WHITE FIRED CLAY 




15. 


BLACK & WHITE ROCKPRINT 1976 




16. 


ROCKPRINT&& 


BRONZE 




17. 


Rainmaker 


18" 1976 




18. 


BLACK 6 WHITE ROCKPRIN(B 1976 




19. 


ROCKPRfflHT 


38X38 1979 




20. 


Rock print 





H. 7" 



Ht 7' 



Jesus Campusano 



1. 

2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 

15. 



LOCATION: 



Bank of America 
Bank of America 
Bank of America 



10X90 

Mural 74 

(GOING UP) 



Unified Sch. Oist. 1973-74 

Bank of America 

C.Y.O. Mural (1-12) 1972-73 

ScARLATA Mural 

Scarlata Mural 19 78 

Mural cartoon i978 

TRANSAMERICA SHOW 1977 

TRANSAMERICA show 1977 

West Lake Library - Daly City Mural 

W. Lake Library Daly City Mural 
W. Lake library 10x45 



10X90 
10X90 

10X90 

10X45 
10X45 
10X45 



23RD & Mission 



2639 Mission St. 
D.C. Mural 



1976-77 
1976-77 



275 S. Gate Ave. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 
7. 

8. 
9. 

10. 
11. 
12. 



Grady McDonald - All paintings are part of the Renegade Blues Series 

M/M ON canvas 55 X 70 1978 

I 



R. Ottenberg 

1^- 1. Shadow Boxing 

t' 2. Seaside New Jersey 

'■^ 3. Palm Springs Life 

4. " " " DETAIL 

5. Cadillac 

6. " Detail 

7. The Day the Phillies Lost 

8. " " '• " DETAIL 



Barbara Fleck fkNP J. Fitzmaurice 
LEON Kennedy 






ART PROGRAMS 

Elio Benvenuto, Director 



RT COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 

APRICORN ASUNDER" GALLERY 



AGENDA 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
Wed., January i6, :980 



Moon Painting 



Society For The Preservation of Public At^ 

George Geller 



2. Christopher Lane 

3. Eugene White 

4. Donation of Hungarian Memorial Statue 

5. Will Sione 

6. Susan Tibbon 

7. Jerry Concha 

a. Joelle Chichepqrtiche 

9. Richard Bauer 

10. Nathan Gliveira 

1 1 . Joseph Raphael 

12. SLIDE PRESENTATION 

13. Bicentennial Wall Hanging 
lA. Schopplein Studio 

15. Barbara Fleck & J. Fitzmaurice 

16. Robert Spalding 

17. Randy Ottenberg 

18. Creg Taylor 

19. Aldo Casnova 

20. Gallery Paule Anglim 



Ruth Kadish 



David Hannah 
Judith Linhares 
FRED Reichman 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



SiMDiii n 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 



22X30 
22X30 
22X30 
18X24. 
22X30 



$700. 

$1000. 

$900. 

$500. 

$100. 



Sekio Fuapopo 

1. Untitled Magic marser on paper 35X24 

2. Vailtu Magic enamel on canvas 84Xio 

3. West side of Excelsior Mural watercolor on concrete 

4. SaVII enamel on canvas 7'X9* 

5. PASTELSOON PAPER 40X30 

6. PASTEL ON PAPER 24X30 

7. ENAI^iEL O PASTEL ON PAPER 40X30 



15'X300' 



1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7, 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 

18. 

19. 



Peter Veres 
Taurus 



CERAMIC TILE MOSAIC 3'X3' 1979 

4* 6"X6' 5" 1977 



DETAIL 

Winged Beast 

• • I « DETAIL 
" " DETAIL 

Zodiac (design for a tile mosaic - to be xx' diameter) X976 

/iODIAC DETAIL 

' ' DETAIL 

I-IER-BEAST CERAMOC tile MOSAIC 4'X8' 1978 

' ' Detail 

DCTAIL 
SOORPIO ' 3'X3' X979 

' ' DETAIL 
SLIDE-CLIMBER (CONCRETE 6 CERAMIC TILE) X2'X7'X6' IN HEIGHT 
' • DETAIL (LOCATED IN JAMES KENNEY PARK IN BERKELEY) 
• ' DETAIL 
• * DTTAIL 

Portrait of an Architect 3'x3' 

I. II •• II detail 



Helen Webber 



1. Tree Weave 6'x6' 

2 . DAYDREAMER 6 ' X3 ' 

3. Cascade 4' 6* 

4. Egret . 5' 6* 

5. Invincible Summer 5' 

6. EARTHSONG 3'6"X5'6' 



X 6' 
X 6'6* 
X 3'6' 



1 . 
2. 
3. 
4. 



7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 



Fantasia Aquatic 



Hunters 

womanscape 

Year of the Child 

Flour Man the Builder 

Lesley College Mass 

V.A. NATIONAL CBETARY 

Jewish Home For Aged Psalms 

B.A.R.T. 

HOLLYWOOD Park Hotel . 



4 X <» 



2' 

11 



II'* X 8'" 
5" JC 4' 
4' X 6' 
X 7' 
X 10 
X 5* 
X 6' 
X 8' 



U'" 

Xl'" 



10' 
8 
8 
8 
4 



Woodland Center liousTON (lo banners^ 



Peter d. Wickman 

#1. "Mans' Dream", 28" x 48", 1976 

#la "Mans' Dream", (detail), 1976 

#2. "Man With Dogs Fighting", 48" x 36", 1976 

#2a "Man With Dogs Fighting", (detail), 1976 

#3. "Lake With Forest", 20" x 72", 1977 

#4. "Floral Garden", 32" x 60", 1978 

#4a "Floral Garden", (.detail), 

#4b "Floral Garden", (detail). 

#5. "Motion", 120" x 72", 1979 

#6. "Primal Head With Rainbow" 

#6a "Primal Head With Rainbow" 

#7. "Winds", 11" x 78", 1979 

#7a "Winds", (detail). 1979 

#7b "Winds", (detail), 1979 

#8. "Cityscape", (interior), 132" x 144", 1979 

#8a "Cityscape". (detail). 1979 

#8b "Cityscape", (detail). 1979 

#8c " Cityscape". (exterior), 1979 

#8d "Cityscape", (door detail), 1979 

#8e "Cityscape", (door detail), 1979 



1978 
1978 

, 40" X 55", 1979 
, (detail), 1979 



FONG Fa I 



Untitled 
Untitled 
Untitled 

UNTITLED; 



OIL/CANVAS 



OIL/CANVAS 



20 X 24 



20 X 24 



S550. 



gRiJCE -JPHNSON 



1. 

2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 

y. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 

15. 

16 

17. 

18. 

19. 



Red Bluff 



Ilium 



Shinto 

Messenger 

Family II 

Hang Up 

Gemini 

Goliath 

Genkan 

Untitled 

Seat form 

Hiro 

Hamburger 



redwood/steel 1979 



redwood 1979 
(note cat for scale) 



15' X 15' X 17' 



6' X 7' X 11' 



redwood/granito/rope 
cecacia/granite 
redwood/granite/marble 11' x 6' x 3' 



7' X 6' X 5' 
7' x'6' X 3' 



cecacia/grviite 
redwood/granite 1978 
redwood 

redwood 1978 

fir/redwood 1979 
redwood 1978 

redwood 1978 

From Heaven 

redwood/marble 



3.5' X 3' X 2' 



11' 
6' 
8' 
9' 
3' 
7' 

12' 



5' 
8' 
8' 
9' 
6' 
6' 
10' 



c 6' 
c 10' 

< 5' 

< 3' 
t 7' 
ic 7' 

X 8' 



§12,000. 



$ 9,000. 



$ 5,000. 

$ sold 

$3,200. 

$ 700. 
sold 

§5,200. 

§2,700. 

§1,100. 

§ Sold 
sold 
sold 



1978 
1978 
1978 
1979 
1978 
1978 

1979 

1978 



CAROL GOLD 



Horse Trotting 

Father Swinging Child ~ — 

Flute Player 

Mother Nursing — - 

Father with Child on Shoulders 



( cast in 'bronze ) 



6800 
6800 
215C 
1875 
9500 



Tom 


OSHER 






1. 


Renaissance Seduction 


OIL ON BATHTUB 


1975 


2. 


Young Angels 


0/C 


1976 


3. 


Adam & Eve 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


4/ 


Nightfall 


INK/CHARCOAL 


1977 


5. 


Hole In Wall 


Color xerox & M 


MARKER 1978 


6. 


Lady and Piano 


OIL 


1976 


7. 


LOST Allegory 


oil 


1977 


8. 


Peru 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


9. 


Moment of Silence 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


10. 


DOTTIE DOOLITTLE 


OIL 


1977 


11. 


Lifeboat 


OIL PASTEL 


1978 


12. 


Angel In Flight 


OIL PASTEL 


1977 


13. 


Final Rites 


C/XEROX 0. fc OIL PASTEL 1978 


14. 


Mountain Lake 


C/XEROX £. M.KkER 1977 


15. 


Abstract Landscape 


OIL 


1977 



r>r, .s.-. r>r^. 



16. Color Composition 

17. Head t Doll 

18. Seed on Wire wall hanging 

19. VisioNAKY Landscape 

20. Sculptural wall hanging 





1978 




1977 


s 


1977 


OIL 


1978 


SEEDS on wire 


1977 



Scott Miimpt 

Phalanx / Outside the Gates of Cerdes h. 35 Wt 57 

Crucification Lane stoneware H» 67 Wi 31 

Conquistador stoneware Hi 70 Wi 72 

Sentinel stoneware & Hi 70 Wi 72 

brwn eng08e 



10 1979 
24 1979 

6 1/2V979 

7 1979 



Arthur Nelson 
Egyptian 



paste & grid Hi 22 Di 24 



Jo Anne Whale y 
A STATION I Madonna 



DETAIL: MADOMNA 

A Stations Song of Thorns 

DETAIL: 

A Station: Shroud of Turin 

DETAIL: 



Mixed/Media 34X83 1979 

(CLOTH, cement & PAINT) 

Mixed Media 34X83 1979 

cement, wire & OIL 
MIXED media 34X83 1979 



Judith Linhares 



Turkey 




OIL ON canvas 


72X68 


1978 


Fred Reichman 










Spring Fuchsia 
Madrone 
Summer at Tiega 


Junction 


ACRYLIC 
0/C 

O/C 


50X04 
50X48 
60X72 


1979 
1977 
1976 


Gordon Punt 











SOUCH 



BASALT STONE 24X27 540 LBS 1978 





£l-SNA 0R5IN1 


- 


1. 


E.O. IN STUDIO 1975 


2. 


BRHNZE 1979 


3. 


ROCKPRINTS 


1979 


4. 


ROCKPRINTS 


TOPi 28X72 bottom. 17X6 


5. 


Yoga 


CERAMIC SCULPTURE 


6. 


BRONZE 


10" 1979 


7. 


ROCKPRINT 


28X41 1979 


8. 


ROCKPRINT 


39X39 1979 


10. 


Yoga 


CERAMIC 1975 


11. 


Bronze 


1979 


12. 


ROCKPRINT 


1979 


13. 


ROCKPRINT 


28X40 1979 


14. 


Yoga 


•WHITE FIRED CLAY 


15. 


BLACK £. WHITE RDCKPRINT 1976 


16. 


ROCKPRINTt& 


BRONZE 


17. 


Rainmaker 


18" 1976 


18. 


BLACK & WHITE ROCKPRINIB 1976 


19. 


ROCKPRfflDT 


38X38 1979 


20. 


Rock print 





1975 



H, 7- 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 
9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 

15. 



Jesus Campusano 

Location. Bank of America 10x90 

Bank of America Mural 74 10x90 

Bank of America (goin'; up) 10x90 
Unified Sch. Dist. 1973-74 

Bank of America iox90 
C.Y.O. Mural (1-12) 1972-73 

Scarlata Mural 10x45 

SCARLATA Mural 19 78 10x45 

Mural cartoon i978 10x45 

TRANSAMERICA show 1977 
TRANSAMERICA show 1977 

West Lake Library - Daly City Mural 
W. Lake Library Daly City Mural 
W. Lake Library 10x45 



23RD 6 Mission 



2639 Mission St. 
D.C. Mural 



1976-77 
1976-77 



275 S. Gate Ave. 



1. 
2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 

6. 
7. 

8. 

9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 



Grady McDonald - All paintings are part of the Renegade Blues Serifs 
m/m on canvas 55 x 70 1978 



R. Ottenberg 

f^ 1. Shadow Boxing 

► 2. Seaside New Jersey 

3. Palm Springs Life 

4. " " " Detail 

5. Cadillac 

6. •• Detail 

7. The Day the Phillies Lost 

8. " " •' " Detail 



Barbara Fleck ^umd J. Fitzmaurice 
Leon Kennedy 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Wednesday, January 16, 1980 

"Capricorn Asunder" Gallery 

165 Grove Street, San 1-rancisco, CA 



M I N U 'I' li 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein and Commissioner Richard Mayer 
Arts Programs Director, Elio Benvenuto 

Chairman I'rankenstcin called the meeting to order at 2:40 p.m. 

Society For Tlic Preservation of Public Art 

Mr. Benvenuto introduced George Ccllcr, founder of The Society For The Preservation 
ot Public Art, and his assistant, Fredda Kaplan. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that the statues in the city of San Francisco are in 
uii-(; necessity to be restored. 

Mr. Benvenuto stated that the purpose of the Organization is to insure the future 
existence of our endangered public art heritage, he then added that although he is 
not on the Board, that he felt it should be encouraged. 

Commissioner Mayer then stated that although the objective of the Organization is 
"to preserve historical monuments, it is important that it doesn't do more harm than 
good. 

Mr. Benvenuto mentioned the importance of the Organization and how the city of 
San Francisco would benefit by knowing where to go when such services are needed. 
Chairman Frankenstein asked Mr. Geller about the cost of the labor for the com- 
pletion of the project, being quoted at $97,350.00, "who has that kind of money?" 
Mr. Geller stated that funds will be- raised from private and corporative and govern- 
ment sources by the SPPA with the physical work of the project to be carried out 
under the direction of the SPPA. 

Chairman Frankenstein reported that the Visual Art Committee will tentative!/ en- 
dorse the project if the Civic Design Coimiiittee agree. 

Commissioner Mayer advised Mr. Geller that in order to recommend the proposal, the 
following information would be needed: a historical review of the SPPA; General 
Objectives of the SPPA; a letter of endorsement from experts in the field; and 
a list of the Committee members. 
Chairman Frankenstein moved that the proposal be presented to the Civic Design Committee. 

It was seconded by Commissioner Mayer. 

Christopher Lane 

Due to the large size of Mr. Lane's painting , it is difficult to transport and 
because of the lightness in color it does not produce an adequate slide. Therefore, 
Mr. Lane has extended an invitation to the Committee to visit his studio and view 
his paintings. 
Chain.wii Frank^^nstein requcoti,d that a date be cchduled to v^sit Mr. Ln.e's 5t^'^^o. 

Eugene ivhite 



Mr. Benvenuto presented the brochure of painter, Eugene IVhite. 

The brochure explained the importance of Black Art in the General Hospi:al, the 

primary reason being that the Institution has a high percentage of Black clientele a,.. 

that these people would like to see-fctfjmselves depicted in an artistic expressions 

that reflects a positive image. 

Chairman Frankenstein suggested that the Committee consider purchasing one of IVhites' 

paintingt, for the General Hospital, he felt that it would be most appropriate in 

relating to the Black experience. 

Mr. Benvenuto reported that the General Hospital has spent the funds for art purchas- 

and the program had ended. 

The Committee requested three paintings of Whites' be available at the Airport .Joint 

Committee Meeting. 



^ 1 

VISUAL ARTS COMMlTTLili MlNUTliS 1/16/80 l>agc 2 

Donation of Tlie Hungarian Memorial Statue 

The Committee for the Hungarian Society were unable to be contacted for the meeting, 
decision is ponding until the next Visual Arts Meeting. 

Will Stone - Moon Painting 

The Moon painting was unable to be delivered in time for the meeting, decisions 
concerning the painting are pending until it is presented at the next V.A.C. meet- 
ing. 

Jerry Concha 

The Committee requested to see the actual work of Jerry Concha's painting at the 
Joint Committee meeting to be schduled in February. 

Nathan Oliver S, Joseph Raphael 

A post card of a painting by Nathan Oliver and transparency of a painting by 

Joseph Raphael were submitted by the Bergruen Gallery to be considered for the 

International Airport Collection. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that he was not pleased with the art works and what 

the Committee would be buying is a representation of Nathan Oliver and Joseph Raphael 

and that it appears as if only the name of the artist is important. 

Bicentennial Wall Hanging 

The Embroiderers Guilds of America Incorporation offered to the Commission, a needle 
work for the International Airport. 

After an extensive dicussion, based on the photograph of the craft and the high 
quality art works choosen for the Airport Collection, it was decided that the craft 
would be unappropriatc, no recommendation was offered. 

Schopplein Studio 

Mr. Benvenuto presented a letter to the Committe from Schopplein Studio quoting 
fees for work to be photgraphcd at the Airport. 

Mr. Benvenuto stated that the black and white photographs would be taken for a record, 
and the transparency for reproduction, he then added that the art works should be 
photographed immediately before the paintings are framed and iiungcd , reasons b.eing 
that since some of the works will be under glass, it would cause a distortion. 
Transparency and 35 mm slides should be taken at this time to save future markup 
expenses. 

Chairman Frankenstein moved that it be approved for Mr. Schopplein to beg^in work, 
and that a catalogue bs produced at a future date. 
Commissioner Mayer seconded the motion. 

Barbara Fleck S J. Fitzmauri ce 

Mr. Benvenuto introduced Barbara Fleck who has submitted a proposal for a commission 
to create a stainglass skylignt in the North Wing of the San Frai:cisco InternaLionai 
Airport. 

Ms. Fleck stated that "we" representing a partner, Mr. J. Fritzmaurice, are stained 
glass artists who have worked in the Bay Area and Canada for the past ten years, and 
have executed numerous architectural and private commissions. Ms. Fleck is now sub- 
mitting a proposal to the Art Commission for a stained glass skylight to enrich the 
architectural enviroment of the Escalator area of the new terminal. 

Mr. Benvenuto replied, stating, that a stainglass could not be placed on the skylight 
of that area, due to the fact that a sculpture will be placed in that location. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that the was impressed with her stainglass designs and 
the Committee would consider the proposal if a program should initiated in the future. 



VISUAL AUI'S COMMirriili MiNUTUS t/16/80 I'agc Tliroo 

Robert Spaulding . 

Stainglass with'idiosyncratic linear" designs created by Robert Spaulding, slides 
of the artist work was presented to the Committee. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that the work had the appearance of a graduate school 
and requested a written reply be sent to the artist, explaining that the Committee 
is not interested. 



A] do Casanova 

Mr. Benvcnuto presented Mr. Casanova's sculptures, stating that he was indeed 

an accompolished sculptor and further pointed out the distinct changes in Mr. 

Casanova's work through the years. 

The Committee agreed that Mr. Casanova's sculpture be considered for the Joint 

Committee. 



Donation Of A Sculpture By Jef Claerhout To The San Francisco Main Library 

Mr. Benvenuto presented a photograph of a bronze sculpture, titled; "Gulliver" 
which was donated by Mr. Jack Werchick, on November , 1979 in honor of the Inter- 
national Year of The Child. It was requested by Mr. Werchick that the work be 
displayed in the childrens' section of the San Francisco Main Library so that the 
children may enjoy it. 

The sculpture was appraised by Mr. Elio Benvenuto in excess of Eight Thousand 
Dollars ($8,000.00). 

Commissioner Mayer moved that the Art Commission except the sculpture and thus 
be placed in the Children Section of the Library. 

Chairman Frankenstein seconded the motion. 



David Hannah 



■I'hc Committee requested that+wo paintings by David Hannah, titlcd;"Zeno Place 1/13" 
and "Zeno Place #25" be delivered to the Museum of Modern Art Board Room to be 
screened by the Airport Joint Committee. 

SLIDE PRESENTATION 

During a forty minutes slide presentation, fourteen Bay Area Artists works were 

presented. 

Artists works to be considered are: Sekio Fuapopo; "Untitled," media: magic marker 

on paper, "Vailtu Magic," Savii, and "Untitled," media: enamel and pastel on paper. 

Helen Webber - "B.A.R.T. and "Hollywood Park Hotel." 

For future consideration, the Committe chose two sculptures by Bruce Johnson, 

entitled; "Hang Up" and "Seat Form." 

Sculptor, Scott Mundt wo^ considered alone with painter, Fred Reichman; an acrylic 

and two oil on canvas paintings. 

The Committee requested that the actual art works be available for the Airport 

Joint Committee Meeting. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:35 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Andre' Cox 



VISUM, Ains cxmnniui 



Wcdncsd.-iy.Qjunuary 16, 1980 
"Capricorn /fetwUe r" C j 11 c jy-^ 
165 Grove Street, San l-rancisco, CA 



MIND 'l' 



I'.-csei.l: Ch.Mrman Al CrcHl l-nnikonsliM n and Conimi ss ioncr Kicl.ard Mayer 
ArLs l-royrams Director, lilio lienvenulo 

Cliairnian i'rankenstei n called the meetinj; to order at 2:40 p.m. 
Society I'or 'Ihe Preservation of Public Art 

of'p.'!Mr"f ^ introduced George Gel lor, founder of The Society 1-or The Preservation 
ot Public Art, and his assistant, Fredda Kaplan. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that the statues in the city of San Francisco are in 
Uit-e. necessity to be restored 



Mr. Henvenuto stated that the purpose of the Organization is to insure the future 
existence of our endangered public art licritage, he then added that although he is 
not on the Board, that he felt it should be encouraged. 

i^^'"""-''" Mayer then stated that although the objective of tl»e Organization is 
reserve historical monuments, it is important that it doesn't do more harm than 



(A)IIIIII 

to p 
good. 



Mr. IJenvenuto mentioned the importance of the Organization and how the city of 
San Francisco would benefit by knowing where to go when such services are needed. 
Chairman Frankenstein asked Mr. Gellcr about the cost of the labor for the com- 
pletion of the project, being quoted at $97,350.00, "who has that kind of money?" 
Mr. Gel lor stated tiiat funds will be- raised from private and corporative and govern- 
ment sources by the SPPA with the physical work of tlie project to be carried out 
under the direction of the SPPA. 

Chairman Frankenstein reported that the Visual Art Committee will tentatively en- 
dorse tl>c project if tiic Civic Design Committee agree. 

Commissioner Mayer advised Mr. Geller that in order to recommend the proposal, tlie 
following information would be needed: a historical review of the SPPA; General 
Objectives of the SPPA; a letter of endorsement from experts in the field; and 
a list of the Committee members. 
Chairman Frankenstein moved that the proposal be presented to the Civic Desiga Committee 

it was seconded by Commissioner Mayer. 

Christopher Lane 

Due to the large size of Mr. Lane's painting , it is difficult to transport and 
because of the lightness in color it does not produce an adequate slide. Therefore, 
Mr. Lane lias extended an invitation to the Committee to visit his studio anu view 
iiis paintings. 
Chairman Frankenstein requested that a date be schduled to visit Mr. Lane's studio. 

r:ugene White 

»;-,_ r,„„,,„„,,<.r, riT—sentcJi the brochure of painter, Eugene iVhite. 

Tho bTochure explained the impoT-r '•'!<-« ui >«. •.. ' '' '~. *"' U'vcr>i ■•■fi ' the 

primary reason being that the Institution has a high porccntagc of lUack clientele anu 

that these people would like to see-ttrimselvcs depicted in an artistic expressions 

that reflects a positive image. 

Chairman Frankenstein suggested that the Committee consider purchasing one of V\'hitcs' 

paintingi, for the General Hospital, he felt that it would be most appropriate in 

relating to the Black experience. 

Mr. Benvenuto reported that the General Hospital has spent the funds for art purchas- 

and the program had ended. 

The Committee requested three paintings of Whites' be available at the Airport Joint 

Committee Meeting. 



VISUM. ARTS COMMlTTHi; MlNUTliS 1/U,/H() l>:igc 2 



Donation of llic Hungarian Memorial St.ituc 

The Committee for the Hungarian Society were unable to be contacted for the meeting, 
decision is pending until the next Visual Arts Meeting. 

Will Stone - Moon Painting 

I'he Moon paintinj^ was unable to be delivered in time for the meeting, decisions 
concerning the painting are pending until it is presented at the next V.A.C. meet- 
ing. 

Jerry Concha 

The Committee reciuested to see the actual work of Jerry Concha's jiainting at the 
Joint Coinniittee meeting to be schduled in l-ebruary. 

Nathan Oliver C Joseph Raphael 

A post card of a painting by Nathan Oliver and transparency of a painting by 

Joseph Raphael were submitted by tho Bcrgruen Gallery to be considered for the 

International Airport Collection. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that he was not pleased with the art works and what 

the Committee would be buying is a representation of Nathan Oliver and Joseph Raphael 

and that it appears as if only the name of the artist is important. 

Bicentennial Wall Hanging 

The Embroiderers Guilds of America Incorporation offered to the Commission, a needle 
work for the International Airport. 

After an extensive dicussion, based on the photograph of the craft and the high 
quality art works choosen for the Airport Collection, it was decided that the craft 
would be unappropriatc, no recommendation was offered. 

Schopplcin Studio 

Mr. Benvenuto presented a letter to the Committe from Schopplein Studio quoting 
fees for work to be photgraphed at the Airport. 

Mr. Benvenuto stated that the black and white photographs would be taken for a record, 
and the transparency for reproduction, he then added that the art works should be 
photographed immediately before the paintings arc framed and hunged , reasons D.cing 
that since some of the works will be under glass, it would cause a distortior . 
Transparency and 35 mm slides should he taken at this time to save future markup 
expenses. 

Chairman Frankenstein moved that it be approved for Mr. Schopplein to beg^n work, 
and that a catalogue bo produced at a future date. 
Commissioner Mayer seconded the motion. 

Barbara Fleck ^ J. Fitzmaurice 

Mr. Benvenuto introduced uarocra ."Ic^k -.-.'h : h2.S 5nbniifted a proposal 'for a commission 

to create a stainglass skylight in the North Wing of the San Francisco lncernaticna"i 
Airport. 

Ms. Fleck stated that "we" representing a partner, Mr. J. Fritzmaurice, are stained 
glass artists who have worked in the Bay Area and Canada for the past ten years, and 
have executed numerous architectural and private commissions. Ms. Fleck is now sub- 
mitting a proposal to the Art Commission for a stained glass skylight to enrich the 
architectural enviroment of the Escalator area of the new terminal. 
Mr. Benvenuto replied, stating, that a stainglass could not be placed on the skylight 
of that area, due to the fact that a sculpture will be placed in that location. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that the was impressed with her stainglass designs and 
the Committee would consider the proposal if a program should initiated in the future. 



VISUM, AKTS COMMITTI-U MiNUTUS t/K./HO I'agc ■I'lwcc 

Robert Spaulding . 

Staingluss with''idiosyncratic lineur"design.s created by Kobcrt Spaulding, slides 
of the artist work was presented to the Committee. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that the work had the appearance of a graauate school 
and requested a written reply be sent to the artist, explaining that tlie Conuiiittcc 
is not interested. 



Aldo ('asanova 



Mr. IJenvenuto presented Mr. Casanova's sculptures, stating that he was indeed 

an accompolished sculptor and further pointed out the distinct changes in Mr. 

Casanova's work through the years. 

The Committee agreed that Mr. Casanova's sculpture be considered for the Joint 

Committee. 



Donation Of A Sculpture By Jef Claerhout To The San Francisco Main Library 

Mr. Bcnvcnuto presented a photograph of a lironze sculpture, titled; "Cul liver" 
whicli was donated by Mr. Jack Wcrchick, on November , 107'.) in honor of the Inter- 
national Year of 'I'he Child. It was requested by Mr. Wcrchick that the work be 
displayed in the childrens' section of the San Francisco Main Library so that the 
children may enjoy it. 

The sculpture was appraised by Mr. lilio Benvcnuto in excess of Light 'thousand 
Dollars C$8,000.00). 

Commissioner Mayer moved that the Art Commission except the sculpture and thus 
be placed in the Children Section of the Library. 

Cihainnan I'rankcnstc i n seconded the motion. 



David Hannah 



The Committee requested that+wo paintings by David llannali, titlcd;"Zcno Place "13" 
and "Zeno Place #25" be delivered to the Museum of Modern Art Board Room to be 
screened by the Airport Joint Committee. 

SLIDF. PRESF.NTATION 

During a forty minutes slide presentation, fourteen Bay Area Artists works were 

presented. 

Artists works to be considered are: Sekio Fuapopo; "Untitled," media: muKic marker 

on paper, "Vailtu Magic," Savi i , and "Untitled," media: enamel and pastel on paper. 

Helen Webber - "B.A.R.T. and "Hollywood Park Hotel." 

For future consideration, the Committe chose two sculptures by Bruce Johnson, 

entitled; "Hang Up" and "Seat Form." 

Sculptor, Scott Mundt were considered alone with painter, Fred Reichnian; an acrylic 

and two oil on canvas paintings. 

The Committee requested that the actual art works be available for the Airport 

Joint Committee Meeting. 

iii«= ,..e.= ,.l..g adjcurr.oi -»-f- A ■ '^F> n.m. 



Respectfully submitted, 
Andre' Cox 




•^COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN I 



ART COMMISSION mETING 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1980 - 2:00pm 

COMMISSIONERS ROOM', MAIN LIBRARY 

CIVIC CENTER 
*********************************** 



AGENDA 



I ROLL CALL 

II APPROVAL OF MINUTES - JANUARY 7 tnaoLJny 

III DIRECTOR'S REPORT 



IV 



IX 

X 



CONSENT CALENDAR 

The following items are included in the Consent Calendar, 
subject to wiihdruwril at the caqueat of amj CommissJoner . 
('A' indicates Approval, ' D' indicated Disapproval) 

CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE - Chairman Vedensky 

2. Japan Airlines - New Cargo Facilities I, II, III 

3. Minor Sidewalk Encroachment Permit, 1101 Clement I, II, III 

4. Balboa Park, Play Area Rehabilitation II & III 

5. John McLaren Park, Recreational S Landscape Dev . Ill 

C. Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadcro Center II & III 

8. Light Standards , Hoolihans Restaurant I, II, III 

FINANCE COMMITTEE - Chairman Nemerovsky 

1. Approval of reduction in program funding and staff 

hours for the Neighborhood Arts Program for 

remainder of fiscal 1979-80. 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE - Chairman Frankenstein 
1 .Donation of sculpture to the San Francisco Main Library 

"Gulliver" by Jack Werchick 
2 .Approval of Schopplein Studio to photograph art works 
purchased for the Airport Art Enrichment Program 

END OF CONSENT CALENDAR 

CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE - Chairman Vedensky 

1. Promenade - Piers 14-22 Phase II 

7. Pier 39 - Park, East Side Phase I 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE - Chairman Frankenstein 

Report on "Society for the Preservation of Public Art" 



STREET ARTISTS PROGRAM 
Report 



Chairman Taliaferro 



VIII NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM s FACILITIES COMMITTEE-Chajrman Taliaferro 



Report - Mark Denton, Director NAP 
NEW BUSINESS 



ADJOURNMENT 
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"cnMM iTTF"' ^'"'^n TtnL ' 
Friday,' February 15, 1980 

Meeting cotrmenced at 3:15 pm in the "Capricorn Asunder" Gallery, 165 Grove Street. 

Present: Airport Conmission Ruth Kadish, President 

Dick Heath, Director 
S.F. Museum of Modern Art Henry Hopkins, Director 

S.F. Art Commission Commissioner Alfred Frankenstein 

Chairman, Joint Committee 
Convnissioner Richard Mayer 
Arts Programs Director, Elio Benvenuto 

Chairman Frankenstein requested approval of thr minutes of meeting of November 30. 

1980. 

The motion was made by Dick Heath and seconded by Commissioner Ruth Kadish. 

Sam Francis presented a watercolor of 13' x ?M' foot painting, Mr. Francis stated 
that the watercolor referred to the uniquene-.-. of the painting and that the monumental 
scale should be interpreted as a "base for color dynamics and symmetry." 

Henry Hopkins moved that the Sam Frar'-.is P<)intin<) be installed on the Departure 
Concourse wall of the United Airlines area, noting that it would be seen immediately 
upon entering the Concourse from the Rotunda. 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kadish. 



Raymond Sells portfolio of small sculptures was presented to the Committee for 
consideration. Mr. Benvenuto stated that at this time a program for small sculptures 
should be considered for the Concourse, he then suggested that if the Committee is 
interested in any of Mr. Sells sculptures, they should visit the Sculptors' studio 
to see the actual works. 

Commissioner Mayer suggested that the Committee devote one full day each month to 
reviewing art works, prior to any coiTimitment to artists. 
Chairman Frankenstein opposed this as being for too time consuming. 
Commissioner Mayer then stated that a Coommittee be established for an Out-Search- 
Project and lists developed of candidates for various art projects. 
Mr. Hopkins commented that a list is already available and before looking for other 
artists name , we should contact those artists already included in this list. 

Mr. Hopkins offered this comment in form of a motion, this was seconded by Commissioner 
Kadish and approved. 

Helen Weber , represented by Jim Peterson, presented two large tapestries to the 

Committee. 

After the review, it was decided that other tapestries should be reviewed prior to 

the final selection. 

Chairman Frankenstein thanked Mr. Peterson for the presentation and asked that he 

so inform Ms. Weber. 

Barbara Fleck and John Fitzmaurice , staingl.i.-. artists gave a presentation using a 
wooden box with a stainglass top and a flashlight to demonstrate the effect of stain- 
glass that he hopes to achieve with the five-hundred foot Stainglass Skylight they 
are proposing. 

A conflict evolved after the presentation, regarding locations for the suggested 
project. 

The three locations suggested for the North Terminal, would affect the already acquired 
sculptures; Site #7 designated for Bruce Rea-.ley. Site #8 designated for Fred Eversley 
and Site HZ assigned to Freda Koblick. 

Continued 



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COMM TTTT'- ■rFT'lN^ 
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Meeting coiimenced at 3:15 pm in the "CapHcon, Asunder" Gallery. 16b Grove Street. 



Present: 



Airport Conmission 

S.F. Museum of Modern Art 

S.F. Art Commission 



kuth Kadish, President 
Dick Heath, Director 
Henry Hopkins, Director 

Conuiiissioner Alfred Frankenstein 

Chairman, Joint Committee 
Commissioner Richard Mayer 
Arts Programs Director, Elio Benvenuto 



Chairman Frankenstein requested approval of the minutes of meetinq of November 30. 

1980. 

The motion was made by Dick Heath and seconded by Commissioner Ruth Kadish. 

Sam Francis presented a watercolor of 13' x 29" foot painting, Mr. Francis stated 
that the watercolor referred to the uniqueness of the painting and that the monumental 
scale should be interpreted as a "base for color dynamics and symmetry." 

Henry Hopkins moved that the Sam Francis Paintinti be installed on the Departure 
Concourse wall of the United Airlines area, noting that it would be seen immediately 
upon entering the Concourse from the Rotunda. 

The motion was seconded by Commissioner Kadish. 



Ra.ymond Sells portfolio of small sculptures was presented to the Committee for 
consideration. Mr. Benvenuto stated that at this time a program for small sculptures 
should be considered for the Concourse, he then suggested that if the Committee is 
interested in any of Mr. Sells sculptures, they '.hould visit the Sculptors' studio 
to see the actual works. 

Commissioner Mayer suggested that the Committee devote one full day each month to 
reviewing art works, prior to any commitment to artists. 
Chairman Frankenstein opposed this as being for too time consuming. 
Commissioner Mayer then stated that a Coommittee be established for an Out-Search- 
Mr. Hopkins offered this comment in form of a motion, this was seconded by Commissioner 
Kadish and approved. 




i"^ Helen Weber , represented by Jim Peterson, presented two large tapestries to the 
Committee. 

After the review, it was decided that other tapestries should be reviewed prior to 
the final selection. 

Chairman Frankenstein thanked Mr. Peterson for the presentation and asked that he 
so inform Ms. Weber. 



Barbara Fleck and John Fitzmaurice , staingl.is-. artists gave a presentation using a 
wooden box with a stainglass top and a flashlight to demonstrate the effect of stain- 
glass that he hopes to achieve with the five-hundred foot Stainglass Skylight they 
are proposing. 

A conflict evolved after the presentation, regarding locations for the suggested 
project. 

The three locations suggested for the North Terminal, would affect the already acquirea 
sculptures; Site #7 designated for Bruce Beasley, Site #8 designated for Fred Eversley 
and Site #12 assigned to Freda Koblick. 

Continued 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



Jeremy Anderson 
Spero ANARGYROS 



David Bottini 
Eva Vincent Boven 

Claire Falkenstein 
Mary Fuller 
Marie Johnson 

ilFRTlMC KlPiS^ 

John Marsh 
Manuel Neri 



Richard Serra 
RuDi Serra 



': Barbara Spring 

' Larry Urbina 
Robert Vigneri 
Peter Voulkos 
Gerald Walburg 
Ansel Wetterstein 
Jack Zajac 
HoiRE Tyler 



April 14, i9bo 



Dear 

The Art Conmission/Joint Committee for the Art Enrichment 
Program of the San Fpancisco International Airport North 
Terminal, is interested in gathering information, trans- 
parencies, photographs or other sculptural materials to 

BE considered FOR POSSIBLE PURCHASE. 

Scale model, if presented, must be hand dB-Ivered and 
picked up by the author. 

The actual work must be of material not easily vandalized, 

approximately six foot (6') IN ANY DIRECTION OR NOT LESS 
THAN FOUR FOOT (4') IN ANY DIMENSION. 

If YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM, 
PLEASE MAIL TO OUR ADDRESS NOT MORE THAN THREE OR FOUR 
(3-4) TRANSPARENCIES FOR EACH WORK YOU WISH TO SUBMIT 
AND NO MORE THAN THREE (3) WORKS FOR CONSIDERATION, NO 
LATER THAN APRIL 31, 1980. 

We WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE TRANSPARENCIES, PHOTOGRAPHIES, 

or other materials available for approximately three (3) 
months time, then we will mail back the material to your 
address, with the committee recommendation. 

Please contact the Visual Arts Office if you have any 
question(s), the telephone number is (415)558-3465. 

Thank you very much for your cocdperation. 



EBiAC 



Truly yours. 



Elio Benvenuto, Director 
VISUAL Arts Programs 



165 grove street, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 



(415)558-3465 



Jeremy Anderson 

Robert Arneson 
Ruth Asawa 

Spero Anargyros 

Carol Barnes 
Roger Barr 
Fletcher Benton 
Oavid Bottini 
Eva Vincent Boven 

Aldo Casanova 

Mark Di Savero 

Claire Falkcnstcin 
Mary Fuller 

Richardson Harry 
Marie Johnson 

Jerome Kirk 

John Marsli 

Manuel Neri 

Richard 0' Hal on 

Phil Pasquini 
Don Potts 

Harry Richardson 
Raymond Sells 
Richard Serra 

Rudi Serra 

Joe Slusky 

Barbara Spring 

Larry Urbina 

Robert Vigneri 

Peter Voulkos 

Gerald Walburg 

Ansel Wettcrstcin 

Jack Zajac 



BAY AREA SCIH PTHRS 

534 Northern Avenue, Mill v/allery, C& 94941 

1303 Alice Street, Davis, CA 95610 (910) 752-0105 

116 Castro Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94114 282-9277 
2503 Clay Street, S.F., CA 931-7171 

1450 Tilton Road, Sebastoi)ol , CA 95472 823-9230 

920 McDonald Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 

1072 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 

3045 Clay St., S.F., CA 94115 



863-7207 
921-1600 
863-8326 



tfl Enterprise, S.F., CA 94110 

727 N. Collejic Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 

c/o Hansen Fuller Gallery, 228 Grant Ave. S.F.,CA 

719 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90201 

2955 Mountain Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 

14117 Buckner Dr., San Jose, CA 

15349 Via La Gitana, Carmel Valley, CA 93924 

2320 Blake Street //13, Berkeley, CA 94704 K41-3310 

c/o Gallery Paule Anqllm, 710 Montgomery St. S.f. 94111 

433-2710 

616 Throckmortcr, Ave., Mill Valley, CA 388-3322 

240 Canal //17-D , San Rafael, CA "94901 239-3158 

35 Los Pinos, Nicasio, CA 94946 

10060 Old Redwood Highway, Pengrove, CA 94951(707)795-7 

486 Duncan Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 

1375 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 362-9848 

1375 Sansome St., S.F., CA 94111 

2324 Blake St., #3, Berkeley, CA 94704 841-7405 

761-27th St., S.F., CA 94131 826-1045 

1381-16th Ave., S.F., CA 94112 681-5467 

52 Oakvale St., Berkeley, CA 94705 653-4192 

1306-3rd St., Berkeley, CA 94710 526-2111 

2540-llth Ave., Sacramento, CA 95818 (916)457-1224 

2458 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 

c/o James Willis Gallery, 109 Geary, S.F.,CA 94108 

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SPECIAL 
ART COMMISSION - AIRPORT 
JOINT AFT ENRICHMENT 
COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, February 29, i980 



The meeting comkenced at 4:30 p.m. in the Capricorn Asunder 
Gallery, les Grove Street. 



Director Elio Benvenuto introduced Fred Eversley, Sculptor. 

Mr. Eversley presented a maouette of the art work to be execut- 
ed! Untitled, Resin Sculpture (20* x 8' x 5' ) for Location *8 - 
Ceiling of Esculator - North Terminal, San Francisco. 

Per request of Mr. Benvenuto, Fred Eversley agreed to lower 

ThE cost of the SCULPTURE TO ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SiX THOUSAND, 

Eight Hundred Dollars ($ia6,800.oo). 

The Airport Commissioners inspected the maquette at intervals, 
(Friday, February 29th and Monday, March 3rd, 1980), the Sculptlre 
WAS unanimously approved. 



COMMISSIONERS 

Chairman Alfred Frankenstein 

Hon. Ruth Kadish 

Hon. Richard Mayer 

Hon. Dmitri Vendensky 

Mr. Richard Heath, director of Airports 

Mr. Henry Hopkins, Director - Museum of Modern Art 



Respectfully submitted. 



Andre* Cox 



Prepared: 6/13/80 



A/C Minutes 
V7/8O - page 6 



CONSENT CALENDAR (continued) 

NEIGHBORHOOD ARTS PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

D-561 Authorization to apply for grants: 

a) McDonald's Corporation - $8,300 

b) Publicity & Advertising Fund - $250,000 

c) California Arts Council - $50,000 



1980-562 



1980-565 
1980-56^ 

1980-565 
1980-566 



Authorization to sponsor Artists-in-Residence proposals A. 

to California Arts Council 

a) Carlos Loarca, Visual Artist, Mission Cultural Center 

b) Wilfredo Castano, Photographer, Support Services for the Arts 

c) Fran Valesco, Silkscreen Artist, Support Services 

d) Charles Sullivan, Costume Designer, Support Services 

e) Danny Duncan, Theater Director, Bayview Opera House 

f) Mary Booker, Theater Director, Bayview Opera House 

g) Judy Shannon, Visual Artist, Western Addition 
h) Poet, Support Services for the Arts 

Authorization to Co-Sponsor Artists-in-Residence A. 

a) Cathy Cinnater, Muralist, Support Services 

Acceptstnce of Memo re: Space-Users Committee, and Roles of A. 
Staff, Friends and Advisory Committees at bayview Opera 
(information mailed to all Commissioners by Mark Denton) 

Policy Statement on Partnerships with Non-Profit Organizations A. 

Support of Project at Frank McCoppin Elementary School to Expand A. 
Existing Building to Provide a Community Center 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



1980-567 
1980-568 
1980-569 
1980-570 



1980-571 



Donation of Hungarian Memorial Statue 

Proposal for Stained Glass Work at the North Pump Station 
Mural by Carlos Loarca for the San Bruno County Jail 
Loans of Art Works: 

Christopher Lane "Night Passage" to Bank of America 

Robert Bechtle "San Francisco Nova" to University of Berkeley 
Musuem 

Isamu Noguchi "Figure" to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 
Airport Art Enrichment Program 

Fred Eversley Sculpture - $1^+6,000, Site # 8 



END OF CONSENT CALENDAR 

CIVIC DESIGN COMMITTEE - Chairman Vedensky 

Community Park - Knudsen-Bloom Property Phase III 

Chairman Vedensky presented the design and said that it "stands ostensibly as 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

Friday, March 21, 1980 

"Capricorn Asunder" Gallery 

165 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 



MINUTES 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein and Commissioner Richard Mayer 
Arts Programs Director, Elio Benvenuto 

Chairman Frankenstein called the meeting to order at 3:15 p.m. 

Donation of Hungarian Memorial Statue 

01 ga Rozsa presented a maquette that portrayed the "Spirit of Hungary," 
a female figure with arms raised to the sky and a kneeling mother who 
mourns the body of her fallen young. 

The proposed height of the monument is eleven foot - six inches (11' 
X 6"), the width of the base is six foot (6' x 0"). The pedestal will 
be concrete and will be seven foot square, two foot high (7' x 2'). 

The smaller figures will be life size, with the "Spirit" figure erect- 
ed to twice the size of the smaller figure. The monument will be cast 
in bronze, finished with patina and waxed to protect it from the elements. 

A site for the monument has not yet been determined. 
The first choice was Golden Gate Park, but permission was denied; a 
suggested choice is in the Embarcadero area, a decision is pending until 
an agreement is reached between the Art Corrmission and the Recreation 
and Park Department. 

The motion was made by Commissioner Mayer to except the maquette, second- 
ed by Chairman Frankenstein, approved. 

Narcissu Quagliata presented a watercolor sketch of his design for the 
eight foot - twenty foot (8' x 22") stainglass to occupy the South-East 
window of the North Pump Station, located at North Point and Bay. 

Mr. Quagliata stated that he was born in Rome and is known throughout 
Europe, Japan, the East and West Coast for his artistry in stainglass 
designs, he then added that his desire is not for the revenues, but to 
contribute his work to the City and County of San Francisco. 

Commissioner Mayer requested a progress report on slides from Mr. Quagliata; 
Mr. Quagliata agreed to do this. 

The motion was made by Commissioner Mayer to accept Mr. Quagliata' s 
Proposal, seconded by Chairman Frankenstein, approved. 

Carlos Loarca was introduced by Mr. Benvenuto to the Committee, he stat- 
ed that Mr. Loarca has been as asset to the Art Commission, His credential 
include: he was one of four Mural ists selected to create a mural for 
the San Francisco General Hospital and two paintings of his were purchased 
for the San Francisco International Airport. 

Mr. Loarca presented a sketch of the portable mural for the San Bruno 
County Jail - Male Division. 

The motion was made by Chairman Frankenstein to accept Mr. Loarca' s 
Mural Project, seconded by Commissioner Mayer, approved. 

Continued 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 3/21/80 

Page 2 

Loans of Art Works 

Requests have been received for loan of the following Works: 

Christopher Lane - "Night Passage" 1977, on loan to the Bank of America 
Headquarters, located at 555 California Street, San Francisco, from April 
14th through May 30th, 1980, 

Robert Bechtle - "San Francisco Nova" 1979, on loan to the University 
of Berkeley Museum, from March 11th through May 11th, 1980. 

Isamu Noguchi - "Figure" 1945, on loan to the San Francisco Museum of 
Modern Art. 

Chairman Frankenstein approved the above loan program, seconded by Commissioner 
Mayer, approved. 

Annual Arts Festival - Award of Honor Show 

Mr. Benvenuto presented: Artist, John Saccaro for Committee considerat- 
ion for the Award of Honor and Exhibition Show which will be held in 
conjunction with the Annual Arts Festival. 

Commissioner Mayer suggested that a copy of Mr. Saccaro biography be 
presented prior to making a final decision. 

Ms. Anne Perlman , Writer was recommended by Commissioner Mayer as a 
possible Candidate for the Award of Honor and Exhibition. 

The Committee requested that a copy of Ms. Perlman biography be present- 
ed at the next meeting. 

Airport Art Enrichment Program 

Fred Eversley - Chairman Frankenstein moved that the Visual Arts Committee 
approve the design of the Fred Eversley sculpture and that the sculpture 
be acquired for $146,000; location at the San Francisco International Air- 
port, Site #8. 

The motion was made by Chairman Frankenstein, seconded by Commissioner 
Mayer, approved. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:17 p.m. 



Respectfully submitted 

Andre' Cox 

Assistant To The Visual Arts Program 
Director 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



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ITEMS FOR PRESErrrATION AT THF VISl'AI ART5; r.nMMTrr FF MFFTING 

March 2x, i980 

1- Narcissus Quagliata 

Presentation of stainglass window watercolor for the North Point 
Station, N. Point & Bay. 

2- DONATION OF HLNGARIAN MEMORIAL STATIJE OLGA ROZSA 

3- Christopher Lane - Night Passage i977 

Bank of America - Headquarters request the loan of the Christopher 
Lane Painting, Night Passage for April 14 - May 30, 1980. 
Robert Bechtle- "San Francisco Nova" 

University of Berkeley Museum requests the loan of the Robert 
Bechtle Painting, "San Francisco Nova" 

Isamu Noquchi - Figure, 1945 

San Francisco Museum of Modern. Art request the loan of the Isamu 
Noguchi- Figure, 1945. 

4- Irving Nor man » Anne S. Perlman 

This years '-1980 Awards of Honor and Exhibition Will go to 
Irving Norman. Literary Awards of Honor to Ms. Anne S. Perlman. 

5- Fred Rversley - Mr. Heath moved that that the airport Joint Committee 
approve the design of the fred eversley sculpture and that the sculpture 
be acquired for $146,000. 

It was seconded by Commissioner Mayer and approved. 
The MEETING took place on Friday, February 29, i980. 



6- MURAL PROJECT 



Prison Service - Shrief Department Carlos Loarca 

7- 34th Annual San Francisco Arts Festival 

Candidate for the 1980 - Award of Honor in Literature 

New BusiNEsst Sam Francis; Untitled, acrylic/ c,painting i3-i/2'x 29' 

BE installed on THE DEPARTURE CONCOURSE WAU. OF THE UNITED AlRLir^ AREA. 
165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 668-3465 




^T COMMISSION CITY and county of san francisco 



ART PROGRAMS 
Eljo Benvenuto, Director 



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4. 
5. 
6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 
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13. 



AGENDA 

Philipino Education Center 

Prison Service 

Joel Barletta 

Don Williams 

Vivenne Hermann 

Donation of Hungarian Memorial Statue 

Barbara Jones 

Al Landzberg 

Louis De Luco 

Bruce Beasley' ■yi^^^4:fi.,-4^,'^'-^ 

Pam Scrutton 

Jo Anne Whaley 

Request For Loans 

Berkley university Museum 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

Bank of America - Headquarter 



Orvy Gundis 
Carlos Loraca 



Olga Rossa 



Robert Bechtle 

Is AMU NOGUCHI 

Christopher Lane 



IRK RRnvF <?THEET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 (415) 558-3465 



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VISUAL ARHTS COMMITTEE MEETING. Thurshay. April 17. 1980. 3 P.M. 
San Francisco Health Department, Room 300 



AGENDA 



PAIf^ING 

1. Joel Barletta 

2. Pam Scrutton 

3. Don Williams 

^ SCULPTURE 

4. Aldo Casonova * 

5. ELENOR EVART 

6. ANDREW HARADER 

7. John David Mooney 

8. Ronald Reisdorff 

9. Sachio Yamashita 

10. Roger Barr * 

11. Bruce Johnson * 

12. Harry S. Richardson * 



^ BHDTQGRAPHY 

13. Louis DeLuco 

14. SfELLEY JuRS — STAINEDGLASS 

•15. Jean Singerman Weiss 

bergruen gallery 
i«, Joseph Raphael 
17. HALL OF JUSTICE - ftm- FNRTrHMFKfT prpgram 

♦Proposals for the San Francisco International Airport. 




ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



P 

r COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



ITEMS FOR PRFSFNfTATT ON AT ART CQMMIS&ieN MFFTING - March lO. 1960 

1- Narcissus Quagliata 

Presentation of stainglass window watered or for the North Point 
Station, N. Point & Bay. 

2- DONATION OF HLtJGARIAN MEMORIAL STATIJE OLGA ROZSA 

Christopher Lane - Night Passage 1977 

Bank of America - Headquarters request the loan of the Christopher 
Lane Painting, Night Passage for April 14 - May 30, i980. 
Robert Bechtle- "San Francisco Nova" 

University of Berkeley Museum requests the loan of the Robert 
Bechtle Painting, "San Francisco Nova" 

Isamu Noquchi - Figure, 1945 

San Francisco Museum of Modern, Art request the loan of the Isamu 
Noguchi- Figure, 1945. 

John Saccaro 



This years' -1980 Awards of Honor and Exhibition Will go to 
Mr. John Saccaro, Painter. 

A Fred Eversley - Mr. Heath moved that that the airport Joint Committee 

APPROVE THE DESIGN OF THE FrED EVERSLEY SCL^PTURE AND THAT THE SCO-F'TLfiE 

BE ACQUIRED FOR $1A6,000. 

It was SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER MAYER AND APPROVED. 

The MEETING TOOK PLACE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1980. 



5, ^AuRrL Pft^ojecTS 

PmLlPPir^O EDUO^IIOA/ CSMTEk. O^M^ Gu^v^DlS , 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3465 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



tT COMMISSION CITY and county of san francisco 



(1) Sekio Fuapopo 

{ 2 ) J Raymond Sells tS •> 



(3) 


Bruce Johnson 




(4) 


Scott Mundt 


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(5) 


P^jao Casanova 




(6) 


Eugene White 




(7) 


Christopher Lane 


(8) 


Fred Reichman 




(9) 


Karlo Zago Djurovich 


(10) 
(11) 


Sam Francis 
Berggruen Gallery 


j/U>-rU^<^ -auc. 



Nathan Oliveira 
Joseph Raphael 

(12) Paul Anglim Gallery - _, -i Jay de Feo \ 

I David Hannah \ 
Judith Linhares 
I ISAMU Noguchi 

(13) Jerry Concha -yu.-^---- 't"'-^>-^^_rp 

(14) Barbara Flecx ^/^-.-^x-^o 

(15) Jan Wurm 

(16) t/ Helen Webber fc 

(17) Frederick Eversley f LJ^ 

Airport Joint Committe Meeting [£-1^60^ 
Friday, February is, i980 
" Capricorn Asunder " Gallery 
165 Grove Street, 3iOO p.m. 



165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415) 558-3466 




ARTi PROGRAMS 
Elio BSanunuto, Director 



r COMIVIISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



ITEMS FDR PRESEhfTATION AT THF VISt' AI, ARTS CnMMTTTFF MFFTTNG 

March 21, i980 

1- Narcissus Quagliata 

Presentation of stainglass window watercolor for the North Point 
Station, N. Point & Bay. 

2- DONATION OF Hl>JGARIAN MEMORIAL STATIJE OlGA ROZSA 

3- Christopher Lane - Night Passage 1977 

Bank of Anerica - Headquarters request the loan of the Christopher 
Lane Painting, Night Passage for April 14 - May 30, i980. 
Robert Bechtle- "San Francisco Nova" 

University of Berkeley Museum requests the loan of the Robert 
Bechtle Painting, "San Francisco Nova" 

Isamu Noquchi - Figure, 1945 

San Francisco Museum of Modern, Art request the loan of the Isamu 
Noguchi- Figure, 1945. 

4- John Saccaro 



This years' -1980 Awards of Honor and Exhibition Will go to 
Mr. Jchn Saccaro, Painter. 

5- Fred Fversley - Mr. Heath moved that that the Airport Joint Committee 
approve the design of the Fred Eversley Sculpture and that the sculpture 

BE acquired for $1A6,000. 

It was seconded by Commissioner Mayer and approved. 
The meeting took place on Friday, February 29, i980. 



6- MURAL PROJECT 



Prison Service - Shrief Department Carlos Loarca 

7- 34th Annual San Francisco Arts Festival 

Candidate for the 1980 - Award of Honor in Literature 



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Joseph Raphael 


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Phil Makanna 


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1. Approval of The Minutes 

2 . Report 

4" John Berggruen Gai_lery 



" ^. Hansen Fuller Gallery 
'fj. William Sawyer Gallery 




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Robert Bechtle 
Joseph Raphael 



Phil Makanna 



Willard Dixon 
Connie Siegel 



New Business 
s. Architects; Anshen and Allen Presentation 
7. Temporary Exhibits Elsa Cameron 

Bob Hartman 



Friday, November 30, 1979 

4:00 P.M. 

Board Rm. of the San Francisco 
Museum of Modern Art 



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VTSUAI ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING. Wednesday. Aprti 2^,. iqro. 3 p.m. 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Board Room, Van Ness t McAllister St. 



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PAINTHRS 

1. Joel Barletta 

2. Pam Scrutton 

3. Don Williams 

4. Jack Lucey 



SCULPTORS 

5. ELENOR EVART 

6. Andrew Harader 

7. John David Mooney 

8. Ronald Reisdorff 

9. Sachio Yamashita 



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Roger Barr * 

11. Jaw>i Marsh * 

12. Joseph Slusky * 

13. Mark Di Suvero * 

14. Fletcher Benton * 

15. Aldo Casanova * 

16. Bruce Jo(-mson * 

17. Harry Richardson * 

18. Joseph Romano * 

19. Jack Zajac * 

20. Photography - Louis DeLuco 

21. Stainedglass - Shelley Jurs 

22. Tapestry - Jean Singerman Weiss 

23. Hall of Justice - Art Enrich ment Program 

24. New Business 

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San Francisco Public Health, Room 220, 101 Grove Street 



AGENDA 

1. Hall of Justice - Art Enrichment Program 

2. Y. B. C. 

3. Holly Courts Mural - Mike Mosher 

4. Bicentennial Wall Hanging 



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"Capricorn Asunder" Gallery, 165 Grove Street 



AGENDA 



1. ^Bttefta Height Mural Project 

Arch Williams 



2. Holly Court Mural Project 

Claire Josephson 



3. San Francisco Undiscovered Artist 

Richard Mansfield 
Director 




COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

Visual Art;. Committee - Resolutions Requiring Approval /Action 

Airpo rt Joint Committee 

Approving STOO.OOO be allocated In the Art Commission account to cover 
the preservation, framing, curatorial work and documentation of the 
existing collection. (10/9/80) 

Approving that the "New Class" show Lc presented at the Airport. (10/9/CO) 

Approving that the services of Blue Peter Company be accepted for the 
preparation of works of art for framing, the actual framing, design and 
preparation for Installation, and the actual Installation; this work to 
be carried out under the supervision" of the Joint Committee; contract 
amount not to exceed $65,000. (10/22/00) 

George Moscone Joint Committ ee 

Approving request from the Joint Committee for the allocation of $25,000 

to begin the process of the limited competition. (10/31/00) 

Visual Arts Kccting 
I Approving Committee's decision to invite Manuel Neri and Carmen Garza, 

" artists, to submit designs/proposal for the Art Enrichment Program at 

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V.A.C. Meeting October 17, i980 

f present: commissioner richard mayer and commissioner peter rodridquez 

Mr. Elio Benvenuto, Director of Visual Arts Programs 



The Visual Arts Committee met at the Suburban Facility, San Francisco Water depart- 
ment IN MILBRAE ON FRIDAY, BCTOBER 17, 1980 TO DETERMINE THE TYPE OF ART WORK(S) 

and the ilocation(s). 

The Headquarter has been allocated $30,000.00 to purchase artworks for the build- 
ing. 
The Commissioners decided that each of them would select three artists and out 

OF THE NENE artists SELECTED - ONE ARTIST WOULD BE COMMISSIONED TO CREATE A WORK 

of art to enhance the;^rieadquarter . 

The next Visual Arts Committee meeting is schedule for Wednesday, December io,1980 

AT 10 A.M. in THE CAPRICORN ASUNDER GALLERY . 165 GROVE STREET. 



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Mural Resource Center 



A. Precita Eyes Muralists 



B. Japan town 



Susan Cervantes 



James Dong 



C. Howard Langton Mini-Park 

Nan Park 
Joe Perretti 



D. Bemal Height Project 



Arch Williams 



C. North Beach Housing Project 

Kym Sites 

2. Milbrae Suburbcin Headquarter 

3. Hall of Justice 



Phrodomme , Director 

Hall of Justice Facilities 



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Wednesday, December lo, i980 
Room 469, City Hall 



The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Mayer at 8:oo A.M. 



Present 



Commissioners Rodriguez and Mayer 
Verl Hall, Bureau of Architecture 
Roy L. Wonder; P.J., Municipal Court 
Fred Whisman; Ex. Off., Superior Court 
d. constine; p.j., superior court 
F. Mayer? Judge, Superior Court 
Valerie Perkinson, Artist 

ELIO BENVENUTD; DIRECTOR ART PROGRAMS, A/C 

Lyn Freeman I Conservator, A/C 



AGENDA ITEMS ; 

1. NEW Addition, Hall of Justice - Hall of Justice Art Program 



SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION; 



Proposal requesting a grant through the San Francisco 
Art Commission from the Art in Public Places program. 
The project to be funded is an art program designed to 
involve a group of inmates from a california correctional 
Institution in the design and production of a major work 

OF architectural GLASS FOR THE HALL OF JUSTICE IN SAN 

Francisco, California, (please see proposal copy for 
further information). 



Ms. Perkinson presented a selection of slides illustrating past architectural glass 

PROJECTS detailing HER CONCERN WITH TRANSPARENCY AND TEXTURE IN GLASS WORK. FOLLOWING 
THE PRESENTATION DISCUSSION ENSUED REGARDING THE PLACEMENT, INSTALLATION AND SUBJECT 
MATTER OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IN THE NEW ADDITION OF THE HALL OF JUSTICE. 

It was AGREED THAT THE MOST APPROPRIATE LOCATION WOULD BE THAT OF THE NEW JURORS ROOM 
IN WHICH TI-ERE IS ONE LARGE UNBROKEN SPACE WITH GOOD NATURAL LIGHTING. MS. 
PERKINSON EXPRESSED PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE NORTHERN BANK OF WINDOWS WHICH 
0^/JRLOOK THE FREEWAY. SHE POINTED OUT THAT IN THIS LOCATION THE PROPOSED WINDOWS 
COULD BE SEEN FROM BOTH THE INTERIOR OF THE JURY ROOM AND THE EXTERIOR OF THE 

BUILDING. Other suggestions included the use of stained glass screens or room 

DIVIDERS} THESE SUGGESTIONS WERE DISCARDED DURING THE COURSE OF CONVERSATION. 



Noting the vjlnerability of location and medium ti-e problem of vandalism was brought 



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Up. It was suggested that the proposed windows should have sone sort of pro- 
tection. Ms. Perkinson presented the concept of sandwhiching the glass be- 
tween sheets of plexiglass or simply installing a sheet of the plexiglass 

OVER the exterior PORTION OF THE WINDOW AS A PROTECTIVE SHEILD. MS. PERKINSON 
assured the group OF THE FEASIBILITY OF SUCH AN INSTALLATION, NOTING THAT THERE 
MIGHT BE A SMALL PROBLEM OF REFLECTION. 

At this POINT THE PROBLEM OF SUBJECT MATTER WAS BROUGHT UP AND MS. PERKINSON 
WAS QUESTIONED AS TO THE SPECIFIC DESIGN CONTENT OF THE PROPOSED WINDOWS. THE 
QUESTION OF INFLUENCE WAS MENTIONED AND THE ARTIST WAS REMINDED OF THE SENSITIVE 
NATURE OF THE AREA WHICH HAD BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT (THE NEW JURY 
ROOM). 

It may be RECORDED AT THIS TIME THAT THOSE PRESENT AGREE TO THE GENERAL CONCEPT 
OF THE PROJECT, PROVIDING THE DESIGN BE ONE WHICH IS A PROJECTION OF BEAUTY AND 
NOT ONE OF A POLITICAL NATURE. IT IS HOPED THAT THE ONLY MESSAGE TO BE CONVEYED 
WILL BE ONE OF PEACEFULNESS. MS. PERKINSON ASSLf?ED THE MEETING THAT THIS WAS 
INDEED THE imATES 'sOLE DESIGN OBJECTIVE. 

a somewhat informal meeting resumed in which samples of fabric which are being 
used in the new jury rcom were displayed and an accompanying floor plan of the 
room was also brought out. commissioner mayer reminded those present that this 
project is still in the planning stage and pending the approval of the entire 
commission. 

ms. perkinson again showed her slides for the benefit of the hall of justice 
Colour Coordinator. The question of appropriateness of prisioners working with 
glass was mentioned. ms. perkinson assured the meeting that the project had full 
clearance. she once again reiterated that the design wou_d be one of non- 
CONTROVERSIAL NATURE. She also EMPHASIZED THAT THE DESIGN WOULD BE THAT OF THE 
INMATES AND THAT HER POSITION WOULD BE ONE OF GUIDANCE, INSTRUCTION AND SUPER- 
VISION. 

It WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THERE WOULD BE A MEETING ON THE THIRD THURSDAY OF JANUARY 
OF THE VISUAL ART COMMITTEE IN WHICH THE MATERIAL PRESENTED TODAY WOULD BE AGAIN 
REVIEWED WITH THE ADDITION OF CARTOONS OF THE PROPOSED DESIGN. 

COMMISSIONER MAYER POINTED OUT Tl-E BENEFITS OF THE SOCIAL INTERACTION TO BE 
GAINED FROM THE COOPERATION OF THE HALL OF JUSTICE AND THE CALIFORNIA COR- 
RECTIONAL Facilities, stressing the fact that the Hall of Justice may. also 

SERVE the community IN A REHABITIONAL MANNER. 

Tl-E MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 9:30 A.M. TO BE RECONVENED IN "THE HALL OF JUSTICE 

New Addition at iojis A.M. 

The meeting resumed in the New Addition of the Hall of Justice and it was further 
stated that the best possible place of adornment was indeed the window which faces 
North (approximately 120 square feet) with the addition of a portion of the adjacent 
ROOM. Commissioner Mayer suggested that the blank wall facing West could be 
utilized to hang studies and cartoons related to the project. The Architect was 

ASKED to provide BLUE PRINTS FOR THE ARTISTS CONSIDERATION. 

Meeting adjourned, ii:00 A.M. 



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1. NEW ADDITION, HALL OF JUSTICE - HALL OF JUSTICE ART PROGRAM 

2. NEW BUSINESS 



-VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1980, 8.00 A.M. 
CITY HALL . ROOM # 469, SAN FRANCISCO 



MEMORANDUM 

TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
FROM: Alfred Frankenstein 
DATE: November i7, i98o 



A Visual Arts Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25,i9eo 
IN THE Capricorn Asunder Gallery . i65 Grove Street. 3:3o p.m. 

If you are UNABLE TO ATTEND. PLEASE CALL THE VISUAL ARTS OFFICE, 
THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 558-3465. 



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1. Office Community Deva.0PMENT- Susan Cervantes 

MURAL 1ST 

2. Ting Yuen Housing Project - Josie Grant 

MURAL 1ST 

3. Manuel Neri - Milorae Suuurdan HEAD(JUARru<s, wath< Dlpt. 
^. Carmen Lomas Gar;i:a - milurae Suuuruan Headquarters 

5. bAY Area Sculptors - /vrt rr-ir-'in-ir^FNT Pryoci-tAh' 
S.F. Int'l Airport 

0. Michael Ami 
7. Mircea Goreiuc 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING. Tuesday. November 2G, icuo. :ii3o p.m. 
Capricorn Asunder Galli^ry. los Grove Street. San Francisco 



Gan Francisco Art Commi^ion 
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Project 't^ /lUu u»-A>o ^(Sh-J^^diMjz^ hi^j^ yi(L<i- 

Item / / Sculf»ture(g) /ZI? Painting(s) /C_/ 

PRINT(C) /~7 DRAV/ING(S) /~7 PhOTO(S) • /~7 

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San FRAf^icisco Art Commission 
VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Commissioners Room-Library 
Friday, December i9, 1980 

mef^ers present: commissioner mayer, commissioner rodriguez, 
Mr. Elio Benvenuto, Visual Arts Programs Dir. 
Ms. Lyn Freeman, Conservator-S.F. Art Commission 

Glestsi Ms. Margo Bors, San Francisco Moralists Representative 

The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Mayer at 2i30 p.m. 

SAN FRANCISCO MURALISTTS PROPOSED CITY CONTRACT - Margo Bors 
24TH Street Mural Letter of Waiver - Mike Rids 

(Not available at this time) 

Ms. Margo Bors, representing the San Francisco Murauists brought befgre the 

Visual Arts Committee the proposed City contract and accompanying cover letter. 
The Committee expressed it's inability to move on the contract without prior 

CONTRACT approval FROM THE CiTY ATTORNEY, STEVE DIAZ. 

Ms. Bors protested that the Compromise Contract offering equal share copy- 
rights was not acceptable to the Muralists, whose contract proposes total 
artist copyright control. Ms. Bors suggested a joint muralists and City 
Attorney meeting be established for the next Visual Arts Meeting in which 

THE copyright ISSUE MIGHT BE DISCUSSED. 

The Committee advised the Muralists to focus their attention on the City 
Attorney, rather than the Art Commission, pointing to the Commissions past 

record, OF ARTIST COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION SUPPORT. 

The muralists were encouraged to accept the compromise contract AND WERE 

REMINDED OF THE PREVIOUS CONCESSIONS ON THE COPYRIGHT ISSUE MR. DIAZ HAD 

INSTITUTED, MOVING FROM A POSITION OF TOTAL CITY CONTROL TO THE EQUAL SHARE 

CONCEPT WHICH WAS PRESENTED IN THE ARCH WILLIAMS CONTRACT. IT WAS ALSO 

NOTED THAT MONIES ACQUIRED UNER THE SHARE CONTRACT MIGHT BE USED FOR MURAL 

RESTORATION. 

Ms. Margo Bors - claimed, precedent for the Muralists copyright is reflected 
IN the Precita Eyes Muralists Contract; for the Garfield Swimming Pool which 
WAS approved by the City Attorneys' for the Art Commission and the Recreation 

AND Park DEPARTt^NT IN 1979. THE ART COMMISSIONERS POINTED OUT THAT THIS 

contract was drawn up by the park and recreation department and not by the 
Art Commission. 

The possibility of appointing a more sympathetic attorney was suggested by 
Ms. Bors. Ms. Joan Ellison, director of the San Francisco Art Commission 

EXPLAINED THAT MR. DIAZ HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO THE ART COMMISSION BY THE CiTY 
AND THEREFORE IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE. 



Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

DECENBER 19, 1980 



The Moralists expressed once again a desire to meet before a full-commission 
and be given testimony time with the city attorney present. it was agreed 
that the committee would request the present of mr. diaz for the visual arts 

ftETING IN JANUARY. 

MANUEL NERI - MAQUETTE FOR THE CLEAR WATER PROJECT 
(Not AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME) 

INTERNATIQNAl SCULPTURE CONFERENCE. 1962 BID 

(DISMISSED, THE COMMITTEE HAD PREVIOUSLY ENDORSED CONCEPT) 

SAN BRUNO MEN'S JAIL MURAL FINAL PAYIvlENT APPROVAL - CARLOS LOARCA 
(APPROVED) 

Channel Pump Station Roof Mural Paintings (3) - Final Payment Approval/ 
Leo Valledor 

Background information for the Channel Pump Station Roof Mural Project, contract 
with Leo Valledor was requested. 

Mr. Benvenuto explained that at the time the Channel Pump Station Mural was 
originally contracted, it was felt that only a sketch of the Mural would not 
be sufficient documentation of the project. The small scale paintings (3) that 
were presented before the Committee is the documentation which was contracted; 
plus the roof sketch of the Mural (executed by the Contractor). 
Amended 1/6/81 

Art Commission Resolution date: 4/4-77 . 

commissioner rodriguez moved that the painting be approved and commissioner 
Mayer seconded. 

There being no further business, the neeting adjourned. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Lyn Freeman, 
Conservator 






TO: VISUAL ARTS COWITTEE 
FROM: Alfred Frankenstein 
DATE: December is, 198c 



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4. ifjtepnational sculpture conference: 1982 bid - 

5. Nevi' Business . 

A. MURAL, SAN BRUNO MEN'S JAIL - CARLOS LOARCA ] aJyhACH^ - 

B. (PORTABLE ROOFS. CHANNEL PUMP STATION, L. VALLEDOR^y T?^ 



VISUAL Arts Committee Meeting, Friday, December 19, i980, 2:00 ".M. 
LIBRARY . CCMMISSIONERS ROOM, San Francisco 



TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
FROM: Alfred Frankenstein 
DATE: January 9, 1981 



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AGENDA 

1. City Attorney ■ - San Francisco Muralists Contract 

2. 24th Street Mural Project - Precita Eyes Muralists 

Susan Cervantes 
Tony Parrincllo 

3. Review California Sculptors List 

4. Milbrae Water Pumping Station Project - Manuel Neri/ maquette 

5. Richard Glaze - Applicant for 2% Art Enrichment Program 

6. 1981 - Arts Festival 

7 . New Business 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING, Tuesday, January 20, 1981, 3 P.M. 
Civic Center Library, Lurie Room (first f 1 . ) at Larkin & McAllister. 



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VI S UAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Thursday, January 15, 19S1 
HALL OF JUSTICE 



SPECIAL SESSION: NEW ADDITION, llALL OF JUSTICE: REVIEW OF PROPOSED 
ARCHITECTURAL GLASS PROJECT. 

The meeting was called to order hy Commissioner Mayer at 4:45 P.M. 



Commissioner Mayer recapitulated the proiect specifics diirussed 
at an earlier Visual Arts Meeting snd Intmducnd Valerie Perklnson, 
the proposed project's Director Ms. Perklnson vHll train and 
oversee ten V/>cnville Inmates in the design and product lor aspects 
o"^ architectural glass. Under Ms Perklnson 's supervision the 
Inmates will produce a number of designs subject to Art Commission 
approval, which if given that approval will subsequently be produced 
in the Vacnville Facility. 

Commissioner Mayer declared todays meeting to be for the ."^ole purpose 

of inviting participation from the Judges with the prior understanding' 

that the project under conEldr^ratf on will have no social protest 
rtatements n-n<i /ill b«t of an aoolltlcal nature 

Commissioner Mayer, per request of Judge Danner, stated that a total 
of $40,000 (minus a 5Z administrative allowance), will be available 
for the New Addition Art Enrichment. Tiis Is In accordance with 
City Ordniance No 30-69 (Anpropriition For Adomnvent Of Proposed 
Public Gtrurtures), which .•^tate.'j that un to ?X of new cr>nstruct Ion 
costs may be earmarked for Art Enrichment purposes, although in 
this lnr:taace the amount allocated Ir rloser to 17o of the total. 

Judge Danner nut forth the prooorsl that the $40,000 be put aside for 
the Improvenient of the rooms tfiem':el ve.i rather than for the proposed 
"rchitecturnl glac."- project, sighting the poor conditions present with 
in the bvilding. 

C'-ramlssioner Mayer suggested that there .«-,hould be a certain balance 
between practical and .spiritual needs Sighting the Airport Program, 
Judge Danner expresses' his appreci"tlon and endorsement of the 
Art Enrichment Program in general, but nevertheless maintained 
thr»t in this particular in'-tanco (Me-' Addition) oractlcal concerns 
nerhapr outweigh spiritual 

Commissioner Rodrigue? explained that Art Enrichment funds are 
to be used only In the area V7hlch "a'; constructed and n->y not be 
transferred to another site 

Judge Danner expres.sed the de.'-lre that the Art Commission consider 
a broad definition of art which might encompas." practical items: 
for instance under this 'broad definition' a nicely designed black- 
board might qualify as art. Commissioner Mayer suggested that the 
Judges pursue this matter Indenendently stating that the Art Com- 
mission can ,'> imply sollrlt advice. 

Judge Danner inquired who, specifically, has the final project say 
no Commissioner Mayer replied that the Art Commission Is tech- 
nically the only agency with the ability to make a final project 
determination at this point, but they do actively Invite the partic- 
Iparion of those directly concerned 

Judge Danner expressed concern that the Art Commission was step- 
ping into what he considered a strlrtly Superior Court Project. 
Judge Danner briefly outlined the Stiperior Court's oart Icipation In 
the origin of the New Addition which had its' Inception in that 
court and V7as carried out for the large part clth monies solicited 



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solely l-'\rougb S^nerlor Court efforts fn the form of r< re'^er«l 
Grsnt It becnme nncnnr.nry to -ollclt funrHng from t^o C^ty 

vrhen it w»r. rei^ll-^r' rhp Grf>n\ tTnuTfl be In-^uff icT.ent Tbl"; 
amountec' to p nmall nerrenfge -^F tbe tot^l cost of tlie 
oroject flnrl^lt wa'; From tblr. 'tmull oercentwpe that tb« Art 
Earlchment "urrlr T^7ere crawn in rcrordance with City OrrUnance 
30-69. 

It was suggested tb«t the Jurige.' might contact the Deputy City 
Attorney. Steve Dia^, v7bo h«n<"'le.<; Art Commission legal matters 
about their concerns 

Judge Danner oxjestioned if it t.t*,,- the dollar v»lue of using 
the Vacaville inmates which mpde this particular project at- 
tractive to the CTty. Commissi ->aer Mayer stated that there 
would be some compensation given the inmates as stat;ed in Ms 
Perkinson's proposed budget Mt,:. Perkinson expressed tbe sentiment 
that the double value in thi. ■ oroject was not necessarHy in 
dollars bit- in tlte value oT len men who will learn a trade 
and will be able to indenendently cotnplete and design a glass 
window from start to finish. 

Judge Danner questioned the Installation of the proponed windows, 
noting tbo special multilayered acoustical glass wbicb is already 
housed in tbe New Addition Jury Room. Ms Perkinson exnlained that 
it w )uld n:Tt be nece-^sary to remove tbe glnss and that the windows 
would, in '"act, be installed over the existing window 

The Judge,--, exoressed » concern for tbe increa'ied visibility the 
proposed vrindows which are o face tbe freeway pnd the oos 
' ibilitv oT tbeir becoming a t»>r";et for vandnlirm It was also 
noted tb-5t (be suggestion that tbe wiido'-'T'- be backllt at nigbt migb 
be con.<:idered ftr. excesrive energy f'onsumntion 

Ms Perkins, n was asked if -he har^ any previous experience 
designing with a backdrop such a.- a freeway Ms Perkinson explain 
ed that the glass wbicb would be u.red in thi.' project would di.c;tort 
what is outside and objects wo-ild become reduced to boundaries 
of light As the project is planned, the center section of win- 
dows will remain open ".o that the skyline may be vle^^ed and the 
architectural glass will be in.sf^lled in the areas which face the 
warehouse district, blurring tbe more unpleasant view. She 
further explained that light elimination will not be a concern 
The high nuelity crystal glass -'bicb will be used will inten- 
sify tlie light rather than nullify it The original concept as 
It now stands is to b-ve three main windows and to pick up the 
design and highlight the room on either end. There will be a 
total of five panels. 

One Judge expressed his concern that the decorating scheme may be 
difficult to match For instance if old photos of San Francisco 
scenes were to be added he felt there would be a clash with Ms 
Perkinson's 'modern windows'. It was pointed out that there is 
an interior designer assigned to the New Jury Room who would 
over.^ee such concerns but she was unable to attend todays meeting 

Judge Danner addressed the Commissioners nuestionlng that If 
the project now being proposed Lr not acceptable to the Judges 
are there alternatives wbfcb may be offered? Mr Benvenuto 
explained that there is nothing to suggest at this point but If _ 
the Judges wish to have a particular project considered the 
Commissioners will explore the cptions and weigh them against what 

is now proposed Commissioner Rodriguez cautioned tbe Judges 
of the inflationary time*; noting th»»t the longer the project is 
delayed the less the value of the $40 000 

It V7as decided on the part of tbo Superior Court Judges to 
contact Deputy Dity Al torney Ste^'e Diar ant' to alf-o rneet ar. 
a group to discuss the matter amon", themselves 

The meeting was adjourned n 5:30 P.M. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Tuesday, January ?0, 1981 
Lurie Room, Library 



SAN FRANCISCO MURALISTS CONTRACT - CITY ATTORNEY 

Commissioner Richard Mayer introduced City Attorney, Mr Steve 

Diar. The Connmissioners and Mr Diaz had a brief consultation before 

the meeting got under way. 

Commissioner Mayer stated to the oeople who were oresent that no 
decision could be established at the meeting, however, a decision 
could be reached at a future meeting, A uate for the meeting was 
scheduled to take place before January 30th There were sixteen 
(16) Murs-lists names on the agenda exoected to give five minute 
presentations regarding Muralists Rights, Cop3n:lghts, Royalty Rights 
etc Commissioner Mayer requested a representative for the group 
due to the lengthy agenda, 

Ms. Margo Bors stated that the Muralists should retain 100% copjrright 
for their mural whether it be for future sale to industry, the City, 
poster companies or book publication 

Mr. Tim Drescher implied that over 1000 mvnralists have "come to 
light'? through the opportunity to create a mural He then stated 
that due to the fact that the City dcjs not pay the Muralist a 
standard wage the Muralists should retain copyrights 

Mr. Robert Burke stood and addressed the Committje by stating, "I 
cannot speak for all of the Muralists , but I would like to hear 
from Attorney Diar Mr Diar commented that throughout his seven 
years as City Attorney there has not been a contract which imolied 
that the artist is entitled to the conyright of e mural. 

Muralist, Ms. Susan Cervantes presented two (2) contracts both 
reserving 100% copyright to the artist The contracts T^ere given 
to Mr Diaz and the Commissioners. After examining the Contracts 
Mr Dias stated that they were not City-County Contracts. 

Muralist, Mr Arch ^Jilliams confessed that when he was chosen to 
create the Bernal Heights Murnl he was given a Mural Guideline 
Sheet from the Art Commission's Visual Arts Office which specifically 
stated that the artist assumes 100% copyright. 

Ms Cervantes quoted two paragraphs from the Mural Guideline Sheet . 
(1977) Mr. Diaz replied th^t he had never seen nor heard of this 
particular information, "It is a complete suprise", he then added 
that the guideline has not been presented 'co the Art Commission, 
therefore it is not legal. 

Mr. Benvenuto asked a rhetorical question , "Due to the fact that 
many murals are painted as a community projects, who should retain 
in that case, the copyright, the coordinator, the artists, the ^^ 
assistants, the involved children, the enthusiastic dilettante? 

Mr. Benvenuto continued stating that these and other aspects of the 
Mural Program should be resolved in relation to the Cop3rright Issue 



MILLBRAE WATER PUMPING STATION PROJECT - MANUEL NERI 

Sculptor, Mr Manuel Neri and his business advisor, Ms. 
Anne Kohs were introduced by Mr Benvenuto. 

Mr Neri presented four (4) water colour sketches of a 
proposed work to be completed in bronze 

During the di.icussion Commissioner Msyer asled Mr Neri 
whether he had determined a location for the sculoture Mr 
Neri replied that he has not yet seen the site. Commissioner 
Mayer then suggested that Mr Neri should visit the site 
and report to the Commission his specific proposal 

It was agreed that Mr. Benvenuto would arrange a date after 
the 8th of February to drive Mr Neri to the Millbrae Water 
Pumping Station 



1981 ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL GENERAL PLAN 

Mr, Benvenuto stated that the future for the 1981 Arts 

Festival is less hopeful than the previous 1980 Festival. 

Due to the fire in the Art Commission building there was 

extensive material and equipment damage creating additional 

problems for the Festival. President Ray Taliaferro stated that 

we should decide ^^hether there should be an^ :\rts Festival 

and requested that a special meeting be set to discuss the matter 

Commissioner Peter Rodrigue? suggested a sponsor be appointed 
for each segment of the Art Festival and in addition that 
renowned artists and competent local artists be invited He 
further suggested that pri?e awards be given to insure nuality 
art x-^ork Moreover top notch art galleries should be contact- 
ed and invited to participate in the Art Festival 

Mr. Benvenuto suggested that to give prices we must have 

funds available Commissioner Mayer added that the Art Festival 

has lost all of it's credibility and suggested combining 

art agencies in order to re establish the lost credibility 

He then added the possibility of separating the crafts and 

fine arts exhibition and conducting two (2; separate events 

President Ray Taliaferro recommended extending the Art Festival 
by using Brooks Hall and the Civic Center Plara Mr Benvenuto 
replied that in 1965 when the Art Festival took olace in the 
Civic Auditorium the attendance was extremely low The Com- 
missioners dicided to schedule a special Visual Arts Com- 
mittee Meeting for the sole purpose of organising the 1981 
Art Festival 



NEW BUSINESS 

HENRI MARIE ROSE MAQUETTE- FIRE STATIONS SEVEN AND THIRTEEN 

Mr Lenvenuto introduced the artist, ^'tr Kenri Marie Rose, vh o 
is contracted to create bas relief works for three (3) Fire 
Stations: 1.) FOLSOM STATION # 7- 7.) SAN SOME STATION #13; 
3 ) ONE YET TO BE DETERMINED. 

Mr Rose presented a maquette and an invoice A motion was 
made by Commissioner Rodriguez and seconded by President Ray 
Taliaferro to accept the maquette 



MEMORANDUM 



TO: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

FROM: Alfred Frankenstein 

DATE: January 20, 1981 



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A Visual Arts Committee Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 20, 
1981 at 3 P.M. in the Lurle Room - First Fl . of the Main Library. 
Larkin & McAllister. 

If you are unable to attend, please call the Visual Arts Office, 
the telephone number is 431-8652. 



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r COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 



February 11, 1981 



TO: Commissioner Roselyne Swig 

Visual Arts Committee 
Chairman Frankenstein 
Commissioner Mayer 
Commissioner Rodriguez 

FROM: Joan Ellison, Director ^ 

RE: Planning Meeting, 1981 Arts Festival 



This Is to Inform you that the Planning Meeting for the 1981 
S.F. Arts Festival on February 17, 1981 is confirmed for 2:30 p.m. 
at Chairman Frankenstein's home, 24 - 6th Avenue, San Francisco. 

Please Inform the Art Commission Office if you will be unable 
to attend. Thank you. 

The Visual Arts Committee meeting will take place Immediately 
after conclusion of the above discussions. 



401 Van Ness, Room 207 san francisco California 94102 (ois) 431-8652 




COMMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
February 5, 1981 - Minutes 

Present: Conmissioner Richard Mayer, Acting Chairman 
Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 
Mr. Robert Burke, J.D., Representing Muralists 
Elio Benvenuto, Director, Visual Arts Program 
Lyn Freeman, Conservator, Visual Arts Program 
Sylvia Ryugo, Administrative Secretary, A/C 
Audience - Muralists and Concerned Citizens 

Absent: Chairman Frankenstein 

Chairman Mayer called the meeting to order at 9:25 am. He gave an introduction 
of Commissioner Rodriguez and himself and explained that this meeting should be 
looked at as a workshop for establishing policy for the Art Commission's muralists' 
contracts. Chairman Mayer stated that present contracts don't provide for the 
retention of copyrights by the artists and stated that this and future meetings 
should attempt to rectify this dilemma, meeting both the requirem.ents of the City 
. and the needs of the artists. 

Joe Perretti asked who wrote the copyright clause in the present contract and 
Chairman Mayer answered that the Art Commission wrote it. Mr. Perretti stated 
that the "Mural Guidelines" purportedly distributed by the Art Commission as offi- 
cial policy states that artists will retain copyrights. Furthermore, a contradiction 
exists wherein the contracts state the exact opposite policy. Mr. Perretti stated 
that if in fact the City maintains the right to retain copyrights, the City must 
pay for it. As an example, he said an artist could sell a photograph over and over 
by retention of the copyright. 

Discussion ensued on the origin of the "Mural Guidelines" sheet. Nan Park stated 
it was impossible to think the guidelines were not official policy of the Art Com- 
mission. 

Chairman Mayer stated that today's session is to negotiate the terms of the present 
contract. He stated that the City is favorable to a shared interest (50-50) in 
copyright. 

Mr. Arch Williams stated he has never seen any written language on this 50-50 posi- 
tion. Further, he had been previously assured that the Art Commission would grant 
him a contract as proposed by Susan Cervantes, and felt that was a good indication 
of Art Commission advocacy of copyright retention by the muralists. 

Susan Cervantes asked that the discussion defer from projections on copyright nego- 
tiations. She asked that Commissioners discuss what each feels is justifiable 
I on a feeling level concerning muralists rights. 

Chairman Mayer then stated that even in his advocacy position, the fact remains that 
he also sees the Art Commission's need to survive, with the recent City mandate 

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that the Art Commission grow to be self-sufficient, and implied that shared interests 
in copyright could be a facilitating factor toward this end. Complaints were made 
regarding the hold-up of mural monies what with the possibilities of those monies 
being lost. Chairman Mayer reminded the audience that contracts are available in 
order that the projects go forward. 

Mr. Robert Burke, attorney working with Susan Cervantes, came forward to enumerate 
the legal basis from which policies should be made. According to Mr. Burke, the 
U.S. Constitution provides protection of writers (artists) and inventors for their 
works and inventions under the jurisdiction of patent law and copyright. 

Mr. Burke then read a portion of the federal law on copyright. He explained that 
two areas concern the retention and relinquishment of copyright. 

1) one person writing for himself; and 

2) work or commissions done with a group or for someone else. 

In the case of acting by oneself, copyright ownership is clear. However, given that 
a piece of work is done "for hire" -- the definition of "work for hire" being "work 
prepared by an employee within the scope of his/her employment" -- the work is 
closely directed and ordered by the employee. Mr. Burke maintained that in the 
City's case, it usually does not take the right or power to direct the manner of 
(artists') performance. It could be argued that for this reason, the resulting art 
work does not fall under the definition of "work for hire". 

Extracting from the copyright law, Mr. Burke stated that ownership of copyright 
is distinct from any material object. He stated an example, "If I sell a material 
object, I have not sold the copyright in the absence of an agreement". Mr. Burke 
affirmed that the buyer and seller are free to agree whether copyright is speci- 
fically written into the contract, and added that whether copyright goes with the 
sale of a work is determined in the overall price. 

Mr. Burke referred to prior discussion with City Attorney Steve Diaz who cited a 
judicial decision providing that where a municipal government is involved, copy- 
right is automatically retained by the municipality. After lengthy research, 
Mr. Burke said he was unable to find any such decision and so questions Mr. Diaz' 
position. 

Chairman Mayer asked Mr. Burke to list ways copyright can be used by artists. Mr. 
Burke offered the following: 

1) to reproduce the copyright work; 

2) to prepare derivative works; 

3) exclusive right to distribute copies (of art work) to public by 
rental, lease, copies, or otherwise; 

4) to perform the work publicly; 

5) to display the work publicly. 

Mr. Sultan of the Sunset Mural Workshop asked who owns the copyright if the mural 
is not officially copyrighted, but the original design is approved by the Art 
Commission before a contract is drawn and signed. Mr. Burke responded that the 
artist retains copyright provided it is not completed as a "work for hire". Mr. 
Burke also informed the Committee and audience that registration of work is not 
essential to the ownership or transfer of copyright. 



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Mr. Lee Myers argued that the City is attempting to steal mural ists copyright, and 
referred to the possible loss of the Office of Community Development (OCD) monies 
as a result of the bureaucratic hold-up on artists' retention of copyright. He 
claimed that the muralists already have rights to the OCD monies and asserted the 
Art Commission has only the fiscal obligation to approve the release of those 
monies. He stated the community organizations were responsible for obtaining 
those monies and Art Commission approval of the designs is the last step in the 
procedure for release of those monies. He insisted that the Art Commission honor 
past obligations to the muralists. 

Discussion then continued on the inherent nature of copyright, as listed above in 
the five usages. 

Regarding reproduction rights. Chairman Mayer referred to museums' reproduction 
rights to artists work wherein monies are made off those sales. 

Susan Cervantes then communicated that HUD had once contacted her regarding the 
use of reproductions of her mural s-without Cervantes' permission - by a third 
party. HUD chose not to infringe on her copyright ownership and paid Cervantes 
directly instead of the third party for the use of the repros. 

Mr. Burke assured that there is no limit to the creative arrangements possible for 
a contract. The parties involved have free license in devising a contract. 

Chairman Mayer put forth a question; "If the City retains copyright what do the 
muralists want in return?" He stated that the City cannot make gifts without 
authoritative permission and as a result could not give away copyright. The ^ 
audience contested this reasoning believing that the City never owned copyright 
in the first place. Mr. Perretti concluded, as a compromise, that perhaps copy- 
right should stay with the City, however, all monies from reproduction or other 
usage should go to the artists. 

Further definition was given to the above listed copyright usages. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asserted that if the City joins in ownership of the copy- 
right anything is possible. 

The audience posed two questions: 

1) what does the City want if artists' retain copyright? 

2) who is entitled to copyright ownership, the City or the 
foundation/institution which granted monies originally? 

One conclusion was that the institution may become owner of the art work but not 
the owner of copyright. 

Commissioner Rodriguez reiterated Steve Diaz' position that a government agency a 
acquires copyright automatically. 

The artists argued that the third parties awarding the monies for the projects are 
the actual owners of the art works, not the Art Commission, yet the copyright is 
claimed by the Art Commission in its contracts. 

Chairman Mayer and Comnissioner Rodriguez asked that a meeting be set to continue 
discussion on copyright policy. 

Susan Cervantes relayed the frustrations of the muralists because of the long delay 



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resolving the copyright issues. She asked that copyright issues be worked out ->,^ 
with the third parties instead of the Art Commission. ) 

Commissioner Mayer stated that until all information is available, it would be 
necessary to reserve any judgements on a change in the Art Comnission's copy- 
right policy. He did however say that a new policy would have to go before the 
full Commission at their next meeting, and projected this would take place in 
March. 

Arch Williams argued that all parties involved are interested in the development 
of good language. He asked for approval of past contractual obligations and 
that the parties work together in resolving future agreements. 

Chairman Mayer restated that there are contracts available now for signing. 
Comment was made that the mural ists have suffered a great deal by having been 
given wrong information on the "Mural Guidelines". Furthermore, it was requested 
that mural ists not be penalized for following through under those false pretenses. 

Chairman Mayer stated he could not agree to making any concessions at this time. 
He then asked for another policy-making session to continue negotiating the 
copyright clause as well as to address other contractual concerns. 

A meeting was set for Friday, February 13th, 1981 at the Health Department, 
101 Grove Street, Room 220, at 9:30 a.m. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Sylvia Ryu go 
Administrative Secretary 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 13, 1981 

9:30arn, Rm. # 220 Public Health Building 



RE: COPYRIGHT ISSUE 



PRESENT: Commissioner Mayer **** 
Lyn Freeman, Conservator 
Susan Cervantes 
Judy Jameson 
Tony Parrinello 
Jeanne Babbette 

Susan Cervantes, speaking for the rauralists presented a 
proposal to those present regarding the muralists demands. 
They propose to retain 1007. copyright and for this the 
City will receive full unlimited, perpetual license for non- 
commercial and commercial reproductions. The City must notify 
the artists involved 30 days prior to use. In addition 
the City would include copyright notice on such reproductions. 

If the City reproduces a mural there wujld be a share of revenue 
and or royalities. The rauralists would like to negotiate 
a % split on an individual basis per work of art. 

The artists involved would be responsible for cop)n:ight 
registration and re -eaf or cement and expenses thus inciorred. 
This will be filed 30 days following the completion of the work. 
The artist would also be responsible for all expenses e^icvmibered 
in cases of cop3rright infringement. 

A meeting was scheduled for Wed. 18, 9:30am by Commissioner 
Mayer . 

**** Please note that only one Commissioner was present 

so this is not an official meeting. The abcya proposal 
will be presented in vTriting. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 13, 1981 

9:30ara, Rm. # 220 Public Health Building 



RE: COPYRIGHT ISSUE 



PRESENT: Commissioner Mayer **** 
Lyn Freeman, Conservator 
Susan Cervantes 
Judy Jameson 
Tony Parrinello 
Jeanne Babbette 

Susan Cervantes, speaking for the muralists presented a 
proposal to those present regarding the muralists demands. 
They propose to retain 1007. copyright and for this the 
City will receive full unlimited, perpetual license for non- 
commercial and commercial reproductions. The City must notify 
the artists involved 30 days prior to use. In addition 
the City would include copyright notice on such reproductions. 

If the City reproduces a mural there wujld be a share of revenue 
and or royalitles. The muralists would like to negotiate 
a 7c, split on an individual basis per work of art. 

The artists Involved would be responsible for copyright 
registration and re '•enforcement and expenses thus incurred. 
This will be filed 30 days following the completion of the work. 
The artist would also be responsible for all expenses e ic umbered 
in cases of copyright infringement. 

A meeting was scheduled for Wed. 10, 9:30am by Commissioner 
Mayer. 

**** Please note that only one Commissioner was present 

so this is not an official meeting. The abcoa proposal 
will be presented in writing. 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 13, 1081 

9:30am, Rm. # 220 Public Health Building 



RE: COPYRIGHT ISSUE 



PRESENT: Commissioner Mayer **** 
Lyn Freeman, Conservator 
Susan Cervantes 
Judy JariKson 
Tony Parrinello 
Jeanne I3abbette 

Susan Cervantes, speaking for the mtira lists presented a 
proposal to those present regarding the muralists demands. 
They propose to retain 1007, copyright and for this the 
City will receive full unlimited, perpetual license for non- 
commercial and commercial reproductions. The City must notify 
the artists Involved 30 days prior to use. In addition 
the City would includp copyright notice on such reproductions. 

If the City reproduces a mural there wnjld be a share of revenue 
and or royalitles. The muralists would like to negotiate 
a 7„ split on an Individual basis per work of art. 

The artists Involved would be responsible for cop)rrlght 
registration and re -enforcement and expenses thus incurred. 
This will be filed 30 days following the completion of the work. 
The artist would also be responsible for all expenses e -cumbered 
In cases of copyright infringement. 

A meeting was scheduled for Wed. 10, 9:30am by Commissioner 
Mayer . 

**** Please note that only one Commissioner was present 

so this is not an official meeting. The abcya proposal 
will be presented in vrriting. 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 13, 1981 

9:30am, Rm. # 220 Public Health Building 



RE: COPYRIGHT ISSUE 



PRESENT: Commissioner Mayer **** 
Lyn Freeman, Conservator 
Susan Cervantes 
Judy Jatneson 
Tony Parrinello 
Jeanne Bahbette 

Susan Cervantes, speaking for the mural is ts presented a 

proposal to those present regarding the muralists demands. 

They propose to retain 1007,, copyright and for this the 

City will receive full unlimited, perpetual license for non- 

comraercial and commercial reproductions. The City must notify 

the artists involved 30 days prior to use. In addition 

the City would include copyright notice on such reproductions. 

If the City reproduces a mural there wojld be a share nf revenue 
and or royalitles. The muralists wovild like to negotiate 
a 7c, split on an individual basis per work of art. 

The artists Involved would be re-^ponsible for copyright 
registration and rc-eaforcement and expenses thus Inrurrod. 
This will be filed 30 days following the completion of tlic work. 
The artist would also be responsible for all expenses e --cumbered 
in cases of cop3nright infringement. 

A meeting was scheduled for Wed. 18, 9:30am by Commissioner 
Mayer. 

**** Please note that only one Commissioner was present 

so this is not an official meeting. The abcya proposal 
will be presented in writing. 



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fISUAL ARTS COW.ITTEE >2:ETIKG 

February 17, 1981; SrOOjw; 
24 6th Avenue , San Francisco 



PRESENT: Commissioner Frankenstein 
Commissioner Mayer 
Alternate Commissioner Swig 

Elio Benvenuto, Director Visual Arts Programs 
L.A. Freeman, Conservator 
J. Hall, U.C.B. Intern 
Percy Chester, Artist 
Jack Kamesar, Artist 
Richard Glaze, Artist 

The meeting v/as continued over from the Si:)ecial Visual Arts Art Festival Planning 
Meeting begun at 3:00pm. 

yis. Percy Chester presented a maquette of a wall releif to be located at the Margaret 
S. Hayward Playground at Laguna and Golden Gate Streets for Phase 111 approval by 
the Visual Ajrts Committee. 

The work, when complete will be approximately 11' x 15', and will be structured over 
a steel armature and then sprayed with Portland Cement resulting in a white on white 
surface. Portions of the work will receive colouration from exterior grade paint. 

Commissioner Frankenstein expressed approval, commenting on the whimsey and the 
suggested relationship to games in the work. 

J^mmissioner Mayer moved approval . 

The Capricorn Asunder slide review process was briefly discussed and it v;as agreed to 
proceed to establish a slide review date. 

Mr. Jack Kamesar presented the Corrimittee with sketches of proposed architectural t;rills 
to be placed over three windows (approximately 4' x 9' each) on the South side of the 
Rolph Playground Recreation Building on Hampshire and 26th Streets. Mr. Kamesar will 
receive a $4,000 commission from the Centurion Architectural firm to construct the 
galvanized steel grills for the Recreation Building. 

Commissioner Frankenstein noted that Mr. Kamesar 's drawings were a bit uncJ.ear but 
nevertheless he understood the concept. 



fISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 17, 1981; 3:00jan 
24 6th Avenue, San Francisco 



PRESENT: Commissioner Frankenstein 
Commissioner Mayer 
Alternate Commissioner Swig 

Elio Benvenuto, Director Visual Arts Programs 
L.A. Freeman, Conservator 
J. Hall, U.C.B. Intern 
Percy Chester, Artist 
Jack Kcunesar, Artist 
Richard Glaze, Artist 

The meeting v/as continued over from the Ei^ecial Visual Arts Art Festival Planning 
Meeting begun at 3:00pm. 

Ms. Percy Chester presented a maquette of a wall releif to be located at the Margaret 
S. Hayward Piaygrovmd at Lag\ana and Golden Gate Streets for Phase 111 approval by 
the Visual Ajrts Committee. 

The work, when complete will be approximately 11' x 15', and will be structured over 
a steel armature and then sprayed with Portland Cement resulting in a white on white 
surface. Portions of the work will receive colouration from exterior grade paint. 

Commissioner Frankenstein expressed approval, commenting on the whimsey and the 
suggested relationship to games in the work. 

|p;^-ommissioner Mayer moved approval. 

The Capricorn Asunder slide review process was briefly discussed and it v;as agreed to 
proceed to establish a slide review date. 

Mr. Jack Kamesar presented the Committee with sketches of proposed architectural grills 
to be placed over three windows (approximately 4' x 9' each) on the South side of the 
Rolph Playground Recreation Building on Hampshire and 26th Streets. Mr. Kamesar will 
receive a $4,000 commission from the Centurion Architectural firm to construct the 
galvanized steel grills for the Recreation Building. 

Commissioner Frankenstein noted that Mr. Kamesar 's drawings were a bit unc:-ear but 
nevertheless he understood the concept. 

Comirtissioner Mayer recommended acceptance and Commissioner Frankenstein so moved. 

Mr. Benvenuto addressed the Committed members and informed them of the prevailing 
poor conditions of the General Hospital Collection and suggested that the works undergo 
conservation before further damage occurs. Director Ellison has agreed to look into 
this matter aind will be isi touch with the General Hospital staff regarding this matter. 

Commissioner Frankenstein noted that in the future the Art Commission should make sure 
'that there is enough money remaining from Art Enrichment Programs to see tc the main- 
tenance of the collections. 

Mr. Benvenuto commented that although there is no funding for the conservation of the 
General Hospital Collection, the ?jrt Commission still has the primary resp<3nsibility 
for conservation. 

Although Commissioner Frankenstein expressed an interest in the Art and the Law EAib^Mon , 
noting especially the high caliber of the artists included, it was decided that the 
exhibition would be beyond the f.cope of the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. Hcuever, the 
Art Comm ission will lend its moral sponsorship and refer the information on to other 
museums in the area and W.A.A.M. 

The Art Enrichment Program for Pier 1; was briefly discussed but no decision was reached. 

Mr. Benvenuto informed the Committee that Manuel Neri had declined the proposed 
comiTiission for a sculptural work in the Millbrae Water Station. Mr. Neri felt that the 
funding for the project was too limited tor the scope of what he wished to do. 



Bjl^ Benvenuto addressed the Corrmittee in respect to the Mary Fuller Contract. Ms. Fuller 
^Rla been requested to relinquish her contract with the City following alterations 
in the proposed construction plans at the Southwest Water Treatment Plant. Ms. Fuller 
wishes to retain her contract with the City and at this time has not signed a release. 

Commissioner Mayer requested that the information be forwarded to the City Attorney's 
Office. 

The slides of the following artists were presented to the Committee for review: 

Richard Glaze James Reindking 

Larry Lublow Michael Pice 

Daniel Cytron Roger Berry 

Bruce Fossum Mary Swaine 
Janelle Doubet 
Marvin Mund 

Richard Mayer proposed that the slides of Richard Glaze be sent on to the Moscone 
Center Comm-ittee for review. 

The meeting was adjourned 4:30pm. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 
Conservator 



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VxSUAL ARTS COKKITTEE MEETING 

February 17, 1981; 3:30pin 

24 6th Avenue, San Francisco 



PRESENT: Coiranissioner Frankenstein 
Commissioner Mayer 
Alternate Commissioner Swig 

Elio Benvenuto, Director Visual Arts Programs 
L.A. Freeman, Conservator 
J. Hall, U.C.B. Intern 
Percy Chester, Artist 
Jack Kamesar, Artist 
Richard Glaze, Artist 

The meeting v^as continued over from the Sj^ecial Visual Arts Art Festival Planning 
Meeting begvin at 3:00pni. 

Ms. Percy Chester presented a naquette of a woll releif to be located at the Margaret 
S. Hayward Playground at Laguna and Golden Gate Streets for Phase 111 approval by 
the Visual Arts Committee. 

The work, when complete will be approximately 11' x 15', and will be structured over 
a steel armature and then sprayed with Portland Cement resulting in a white on white 
surface. Portions of the work will receive colouration from, exterior grade paint. 

Commissioner Frankenstein expressed approval, commenting on the whimsey and the 
^gested relationship to games in the work. 

Coiranissioner Mayer moved approval. 

The Capricorn Asunder slide review process was briefly discussed and it v;as agreed to 
procsecS to establish a slide review date. 

Mr. Jack Kamesar presented the Committee wilji sketches of proposed architectxjral grills 
to be placed over three windows (approximately 4' x 9' each) on the South side of the 
P-olph Playground Recreation Building on Hampshire and 26th Streets. Mr. Kamesar will 
receive a $4,000 commission from the Centurion Architectural firm to construct the 
galvanized steel grills for the Recreation Building. 

Commissioner Frankenstein noted that Mr. Kamesar 's drawings were a bit unclear but 
nevertheless he understood the concept. 

Commissioner Mayer recommended acceptance and Commissioner Frankenstein so moved. 

Mr. Benvenuto addressed the Committed members and informed them of the prevailing 
poor conditions of the General Hospital Collection and suggested that the v;orks undergo 
conservation before further damage occurs. Director Ellison has agreed to look into 
this matter and will be is touch with the General Hospital staff regarding this matter. 

Bdr 'fnmissioner Frankenstein noted that in the future the Art Commission should make sure 
that there is enough money remaining from Art Enrichment Programs to see to the main- 
tenance of the collections. 

Mr. Benvenuto commented that although there is no funding for the conservation of the 
General Hospital Collection, the Art Commission still has the primary responsibility 
for conservation. 

Although Commissioner Frankenstein expressed an interest in the Art and the Law Exhib ition . 
noting especially the high caliber of the artists included, it was decided that the 
exhibition would be beyond the scope of the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. However, the 
Art; Comm ission will lend its moral sponsorship and refer the information on to other 
museums in the area and W.A.A.K. 

The Art Enrichment Pro9rar,', for Pier 3 was briefly discussed tut no decision was reached. 

Mr. Benvenuto informed the Committee that Manuel Neri had declined the proposed 
commission for a sculptural work in the Millbrae Water Station. Mr. Neri felt that the 
fiinding for the project was too limited lor the scope of v;hat he wished to do. 



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cont'd, pace 2 



^r. Benvenuto addressed the Coinirdttee in respect to the Mar^- Fuller Contract. Ms. Fuller 
had been requested to relinquish her contract with the City following alterations 
in the proposed construction plans at the Southwest Water Treatment Plant. Ms. Fuller 
wishes to retain her contract with the City and at this time has not signed a release. 

Commissioner Mayer requested that the information be forwarded to the City Attorney's 
Office. 

The slides of the following artists were presented to the Committee for review: 

Pdchard Glaze James Reindking 

Larry Lublow Michael Rice 

Daniel Cytron Roger Berry 

Bruce Fossum Mary Swaine 
Janelle Doubet 
Marvin Mund 

Richard Mayer proposed that the slides of Richard Glaze be sent on to the Moscone 
Center Committee for review. 

The meeting was adjourned 4:30pm. 

■""spectfully Submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 
Conservator 



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^UAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 17, 1981; ZzOCptv. 

24 6th Avenue, San Francisco 



PRESENT: Commissioner Frankenstein 
Commissioner Mayer 
Alternate Commissioner Swig 

Elio Benvenuto, Director Visual Arts Programs 
L.A. Freeman, Conservator 
J. Hall, U.C.B. Intern 
Percy Chester, Artist 
Jack Kamesar, Artist 
Richard Glaze, Artist 

The meeting was continued over from the Special Visual Arts Art Festival Planning 
Meeting begun at 3:00pm, 

Ms. Percy Chester presented a maquette of a wall releif to be located at the Margaret 
S. Hayward Playground at Laguna and Golden Gate Streets for Phase 111 approval by 
the Visual Arts Committee. 

The work, when complete will be approximately 11' x 15 ' , and will be structured over 
a steel armature and then sprayed with Portland Cement resulting in a white on white 
surface. Portions of the work will receive colouration from exterior grade paint. 

Commissioner Frankenstein expressed approval, commenting on the whimsey and the 
suggested relationship to games in the work. 

Commissioner Mayer moved approval. 

The Capricorn Asxinder slide review process was briefly discussed and it vjas agreed to 
proceed to establish a slide review date. 

Mr. Jack Kamesar presented the Coironittee with sketches of proposed architectural grills 
to be placed over three windov;s (approximately 4' x 8' each) on the South side of the 
Rolph Playground Recreation Building on Hampshire and 26th Streets. Mr. Kamesar v;ill 
receive a $4,000 commission from the Centurion Architectural firm to construct the 
galvanized steel grills for the Pjecreation Building. 

Commissioner Frankenstein noted that Mr. Ka:nesar's drawings were a bit unclear but 
nevertheless he understood the concept. 

Commissioner Mayer recommended acceptance and Commissioner Frankenstein so moved. 

Mr. Benvenuto addressed the Committed members and informed them of the prevailing 
poor conditions of the General Hospital Collection and suggested that the works undergo 
conservation before further damage occurs. Director Ellison has agreed to look into 
this matter and will be in touch with the General Hospital staff regarding this matter. 

^omm.issioner Frankenstein noted that in the future the Art Commission should make sure 
chat there is enough money remaining from Art Enrichment Programs to see tc the main- 
tenance of the collections. 

Mr. Benvenuto commented that although there is no funding for the conservation of the 
General Hospital Collection, the Art Commission still has the primary responsibility 
for c»nservation. 

Although Commissioner Frankenstein expressed an interest in the Art and the Law Exhibition , 

noting especially the high caliber of the artists included, it was decided that the 

exhibition v»ould be beyond the cccpe of the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. Hoti«ver, the 

Art Comm ission will lend its moral sponrorship and refer the information on to other 
museums in the area and W.A.A.M. 

(The Art Enrichment Program for Pier 3 was briefly discussed but no decision was reached. 

Mr. Benvenuto informed the Committee that Manuel Neri had declined the proposed 
commission for a sculptural work in the Millbrae Water Station. Mr. Neri felt that the 
funding for the project was too limited for the scope of vhat he wished to do. 



v'j.? ' cont ' d . page 2 

I , 

Mr. Eenvenuto addressed the Coirirdttee in respect to the Mary Fuller Contract. Ms. Fuller 
had been requested to relinquish her contract with the City following alterations 
in the proposed construction plans at the Southwest Water Treatment Plant. Ms. Fuller 
wishes to retain her contract with the City and at this time has not signed a release. 

Commissioner Mayer requested that the information be forwarded to the City Attorney's 
Office. 

The slides of the following artists were presented to the Committee for review: 

Pdchard Glaze James P.eindking 

I^arry Lublow Michael Rice 

Daniel Cytron Poger Berry 

Bruce Fossum Mary Swaine 
Janelle Doubet 
Marvin Mund 

Richard Mayer proposed that the slides of Richard Glaze be sent on to the Moscone 
Center Committee for review. 

The meeting was adjourned 4:30pm. 

Respectfully Submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 
Conservator 



VISUAL ARTS COM>:iTTEE MEETING 

February 17, 1981; 3:C;Cpn. 

24 6th Avenue, San Francisco 



PKESENT: Commissioner Frankenstein 
Cornmissioner Mayer 
Alternate Commissioner Swig 

Elio Benvenuto, Director Visual Arts Programs 
L.A. Freeman, Conservator 
J. Hall, U.C.B. Intern 
Percy Chester, Artist 
Jack Kamesar, Artist 
Richard Glaze, Artist 

The meeting was continued over from the Special Visual Arts Art Festival Planning 
Meeting begun at 3:00pffi. 

Ms. Percy Chester presented a ir.aquette of a wall releif to be located at the Margaret 
S. Hayward Playgroi:ind at Laguna and Golden Gate Streets for Phase 111 approval by 
the Visual Arts Committee. 

The work, when complete will be approximately 11' x 15', and will be structured over 
a steel armature and then sprayed with Portland Cement resulting in a white on white 
surface. Portions of the work will receive colouration from exterior grade paint. 

Commissioner Frankenstein expressed approval, commenting on the whimsey euid the 
y -.ggested relationship to gam.es in the work. 

h 

Commxssioner Mayer moved approval. 

The Capricorn Asunder slide review process was briefly discussed and it v.as agreed to 
proceed to establish a slide review date. 

I'Ir. Jack Kamesar presented the Committee with sketches of proposed architectural grills 
to be placed over three windows (approximately 4' x 9' each) on the South side of the 
Rolph Playgroxmd Recreation Building on Hampshire and 26th Streets. Mr. Kamesar will 
receive a $4,000 commission from the Centurion Architectural firm to constx'uct the 
galvanized steel grills for the Recreation Building. 

Commissioner Frankenstein noted that Mr. Kamesar 's drawings were a bit unclear but 
nevertheless he imderstood the concept. 

Commissioner Mayer recommended acceptance and Commissioner Frankenstein so moved. 

Mr. Benvenuto addressed the Committed members and informed them of the prevailing 
poor conditions of the General Hospital Collection and suggested that the v;orks undergo 
conservation before further damage occurs. Director Ellison has agreed to look into 
this matter and will be ic touch with the General Hospital staff regcLrding this matter. 

J'^immissioner Frankenstein noted that in the future the Art Comitassion should make sure 
that there is enough money remaining from Art Enrichment Programs to see to the main- 
tenance of the collections. 

Mr. Benvenuto commented that although there is no funding for the conservation of the 
General Hospital Collection, the Art Commission still has the primary responsibility 
for conservation. 

Although Commissioner Frankenstein expressed an interest in the Art and the Law Exhibitio n, 

noting especially the high caliber of the artists included, it was decided that the 

exhibition would be beyond the ticope of the Capricorn Asundei Gallery. However, the 

Art Comm ission will lend its moral sponsorship and refer the information on to other 
museums in the area and K.A.A.K. 

Pxhe Art Enrichment Program for ; ier 3 was briefly discussed but no decision was reached. 

Mr. Benvenuto informed the Committee that Manuel Neri had declined the proposed 
commission for a sculptural work in the Millbrae Water Station. Mr. Neri felt rhat the 
funding for the project was too limited for the scope of what he wished to do. 



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cont ' d . page 2 



Mr. Benvenuto addressed the Coirardttet in respect to the Mary Fuller Contract. Ms. Fuller 
had been requested to relinquish her contract with the City following alterations 
in the proposed construction plans at the Southwest Water Treatment Plant. Ms. Fuller 
wishes to retain her contract with the City and at this time has not signed a release. 

Commissioner Mayer requested that the information be forwarded to the City Attorney's 
Office. 

The slides of the following artists were presented to the Committee for review: 

Richard Glaze James Reindking 

Larry Lublow Michael Rice 

Daniel Cytron Roger Eerry 

Bruce Fossum Mary Swaine 
Janelle Doubet 
Marvin Mund 



Richard Mayer proposed that the slides of Richard Glaze be sent on to the Moscone 
Center Committee for review. 

The meeting was adjourned 4:30pm. 

Respectfully Submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 
Conservator 



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1981 ART FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING 

SPECIAL VISUAI. ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

February 17, 1981; 2:30pir\ 

24 6th Avenue, San Francisco 



PRESENT: Commissioner Frankenstein 
Commissioner Mayer 
Alternate Commissioner Swig 

Elio Benvenuto, Director Visual Arts Programs 
L.A. Freeman, Conservat;or 
J. Hall, U.C.B. Intern 
Percy Chester , Artist 
Jack Kamesar, Artist 
Pdchard Glaze, Artist 

The meeting was opened at 3:00pm by Commissioner Frankenstein. 

Ms. Swig began by addressing the Committee with respect to the 1981 Art Festival. She 
commented on the decline of Festival standards over the past several years and suggested 
that in light of the decline and reduced City spending that the Visual Arts Comirlttee must 
decide if a Festival should be produced in 1981. Ms. Swig felt that while the Festival 
should be allowed to continue, at present it does no service to the Art Commission and 
that it would be wise to re-evaluate the goals and accomplishments of the Festival. 

Ms. Swig outlined several proposals which she felt might revitalize the Art Festival. 

^'rstly, Ms. Swig proposed that the Mayor originate a letter addressed to members of the 
^^asiness community encouraging them to lend their business expertise and financial 
assistance to the 1981 Art Festival. Ms. Swig explained that the Mayor has agreed tc this 
proposal and such a letter is currently being drafted. 

Ms. Swig further suggested that the Visual Arts Committee assemble with the primary 
members of the business community to examine the motives behind the presentation of 
the Art Festival and together re-evaluate it's goals and explore how the Festival 
might be used to develop the strength and idenity of the commimity. 

Secondly, with regards to developing diversity within the Festival, Ms. Swig felt 
that inclusion of the Community Cultural Centers might extend tlie Festival's appeal 
cind suggested the possibility of Mini Festivals within the Cultural Centers. 

Thirdly, Ms. Swig recommended the active involvement of the San Francisco Hotel and 
Restaurant concerns, which she felt would significantly contribute to the overall 
quality of the Festival. She suggested developing exhibits for culinary artistry and 
possibly requesting them to provide food booths during the Festival. 

Fourthly and finally, Ms. Swig recommended the inclusion of children's art works in 
the Festival and encouraged tlie involvem.uit of Commxmity Art Education Programs. 

When questioned in respect to Art Festival funding sources, Kr. Benvenuto explained 

that in 1980 the Festival budget was comjirised solely of Artist Exhibition Fees which 

were collected and the revenues from the Hotel Tax Fund (in the amount of $9,600). The 

City contributed no financial support. 

Commissioner Frankenstein inquired if the money set aside from the Hotel Tax Fund for the 
Festival might be held over for the following year. 

Commissioner Mayer proposed that in advnrce of a Special Art Festival Meeting there 
should be a determination of whether the Art Commission does in fact wish to produce 
a 1981 Art Festival. 

Ms. Swig suggested that if, after sendinc the proposed letter to the business community, 
there was no response it would then be time to re-group and possibly forgo the notion 
of a Art Festival. 

Ms. Swig also proposed that the Visual Arts Committee and Art Commission draft a list 
of persons to send the proposed letter of invitation to. 

^Respectfully Submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 
Conservator 



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TO: VISUAL ARTS CUMWITTiili/o. F. MURALISTS 

FROM: Alfi-Lcl FrankoiisLeiu 

RE: Vx:iual Arts Conuuittue special copyright meetiig 

Darcf February 23, 1081 

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Guest spealcur^ will iaclude Toby klaymaa and iiarbara Kibbe . 



Vi:iual Artt; Couunittee Meeting;, Monday, February 23, 19al, 
9:30am, Lurie Room of the City Library, Main iiranch. 




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T COMMISSION CITY and county of san francisco 

Special Visual Arts Committee Meeting 

Copyright 

February 23, 1981 - 9:30 am 

Lurie Room, Main Library, Civic Center 

Present: Art Commissioner Richard Mayer 

John H. Cummings, J. P., City Attorney's Office 

Toby Klayman, guest speaker 

Barbara Kibbe, guest speaker 

Lyn Freeman, Conservator, SFAC 

Anne-Marie Theilen, CETA Arts Coordinator, SFAC 

Rosalyn Ben jet, Mural Gallery Ben jet 

Kathie Cinnater, Director Mural Resources Center 

Nan Park, Mural ist 

Joe Perretti, Mural ist 

Judy Jamerson, Mural ist 

Tony Parrinello, Mural ist 

Arch Williams, Mural ist 

Susan Cervantes, Mural ist 

^B The meeting was opened by Commissioner Mayer at 9:50 a.m. Commissioner Mayer 
f suggested that the issue of ownership be deferred and that the group focus its 

attention on the implementation of copyright. He recommended that a list of ways 
in which copyright can be utilized be developed and asked that the issue be 
addressed as directly as possible. In addition he suggested that the group begin 
to develop more than one proposal which may then be presented to the full Commission 
on March 2, 1981 and, furthermore, that these proposals then be ranked in terms of 
preference. 

Commissioner Mayer introduced Mr. John Cummings, City Attorney's Office. Mr. Cummings 
will be assuming the position as Art Commission/City liaison, formerly occupied by 
Mr. Steve Diaz. Mr. Cummings was asked to briefly explain what the Visual Arts 
Committee/Art Commission might expect from him in the future. 

Mr. Cummings described what he felt his role might be. He described himself as an 
advisor and not a policy maker. He stated that he will not veto Art Commission 
decisions and will attempt to pull together the many diverse interests. With respect 
to the copyright issue, Mr. Cummings felt that it is in the City's best interest to 
retain copyright as it is seen as a revenue producing interest within a restricted 
City budget. Mr. Cummings advised the Committee of future commitments for this 
morning and thus will only be able to stay until 11:00 a.m. 

Commissioner Mayer introduced the two guest speakers, Barbara Kibbe, former director 
of BALA, and Toby Klayman, artist with considerable experience in artists' rights 
advocacy. 

Ms. Klayman began by expressing her unhappiness with the Art Commission for allowing 
the City to demand copyright from the artists. However, she felt that modification 
of her prepared statement was in order in light of Mr. C'lmmings' earlier statement 
describing his role of noninterference. Ms. Klayman had previously been under the 
impression that the City would not let the artist retain copyright, contrary to what 

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Mr. Cummings expressed. Ms. Klayman proceeded to present her prepared paper to the 
Visual Arts Committee. Ms. Klayman completed the presentation of her Facts without 
further comment from Commissioner Mayer. She postponed the presentation of the 
remainder of her paper in order that Barbara Kibbe present her statement. 

Ms. Kibbe reminded the Committee that the U.S. Government considers copyrights' 
importance by inclusion of protective clauses in the Constitution, in which it is 
stated as an inalienable right of the creator. She outlined the historical evolu- 
tion of copyright, tracing its origin from the inception of the printing press 
which took control away from the author. Henceforth, a system of laws was estab- 
lished which gave to the creative individual some kind of economic remuneration 
for the use of copyright. She continued that although copyright protects an indi- 
vidual for a specified period, ultimately it is transferred over to the public 
domain at the end of this time span. Ms. Kibbe drew a parallel between the property 
right of copyright and the property right of an individual over his home. 

Ms. Kibbe expressed the opinion that the City of San Francisco should not be in a 
better or a worse position than any purchaser of art. She suggested that if the 
City wants revenue, it needs to engage in a method of specific remuneration. 
Ms. Kibbe noted the difficult position of the Art Commission as an agent between 
the City and the artist,; she commented on the necessity of bringing together these 
two opposing parties. At this time, the partners are not on equal footing and 
Ms. Kibbe stated it is up to the public to respond to the need for equity. 

In the interest of brevity, below you will find only the rebuttal by Commissioner 
Mayer to Ms. Klayman's Facts . For the actual document, please turn to the back of 
minutes. 

Point 1 - With regards to the issue of muralists' guidelines Commissioner 

Mayer stated that those guidelines had been improperly passed out 
to muralists. He called it an "administrative error" which did 
not reflect Art Commission policy. (See attached.) 

Point 2 - With regard to the word "precedent" Commissioner Mayer stated 

there is no precedent set, the Art Commission is presently reviewing 
the policy, and there is no confirmation yet of this policy. The 
Visual Arts Committee is addressing itself to only the authorized 
City contracts. 

Point 3 - With regard to "copyright is automatically retained by municipality 

where a municipal government is involved" Commissioner Mayer 

stated that under the present policy, the City acquires copyright 
with the purchase of art work. For example he offered the Bruce 
Beasley contract. 

Ms. Klayman's rebuttal to Commissioner Mayer: Ms. Klayman pointed out that Bruce 
Beasley did give up his entire copyright under said contract but for a total of 
$146,000. Ms. Klayman pointed out that for this amount she would consider relinquish- 
ing copyright. 

Commissioner Mayer stated, "Money is not an issue." 

Ms. Kibbe noted that in commercial works, the law does not state automatic tran- 
fer of copyright; this must be negotiated separately. 

Commissioner Mayer was questioned as to his willingness to appear before the full 
Commission to explain the artists' concerns. It was suggested that the Muralists 
work on a contract of their own; Ms. Klayman advised copyright purchases be 
separated from the purchase of the art work. 



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In response, Commissioner Mayer advised the audience of past Art Commission 
sentiments on the copyright issue and expressed hope that proposals be developed 
before March 2 when the Commission would be reviewing copyright policy. He stated 
that the City, on principle, is now using a contract whereby the City retains copy- 
right. Furthermore, there is a long history of Mr. Diaz' position on this issue, 
and that Mr. Cummings cannot be expected to have complete knowledge of the City 
Attorney's Office's policy on this subject. Commissioner Mayer noted that the 
City Attorney's Office gives advice, and that it may again reiterate the same posi- 
tion.^ He suggested that the group focus on the beneficial uses of copyright, and 
this information should then be given to the City Attorney's Office for review. 

The Mural ists argued that Susan Cervantes and her attorney have already presented 
the City Attorney's Office with an alternative contract wherein some of these rights 
are outlined; furthermore, Ms. Cervantes has yet to hear any response. Nan Park 
spoke for many of the mural ists when she expressed dissatisfaction with the 
Commission's distribution of improperly outlined "Mural ists Guidelines", which 
states that the muralists will retain copyright to their work. Ms. Park also informed 
the Committee of the low budget within which the Muralists work (a $1.25 artists pay- 
ment from the $2.65 per square foot allotted). 

Commissioner Mayer expressed the feeling that the issue of money was not germane 
to copyright. Ms. Klayman disagreed and reiterated Ms. Park's sentiment and sug- 
gested that if an artist has not initially received a "decent" wage, it would not be 
unusual to look to the copyright as a potential source of income. 

Ms. Park questioned the legality of the City contract but was reminded by Ms. Kibbe 
that there is nothing which prevents the creator from transferring the copyright. 

Ms. Klayman proceeded to the presentation of the third page of her paper which 
she offers several suggestions to the Muralists based on their recent proposal of 
February 5, 1981 . 

Following Ms. Klayman's presentation, Ms. Kibbe suggested that the City and the 
Muralists begin to think about their relationship as a joint venture '"ather than 
one in which one party exploits the other. She continued, that in regards to the 
technique of drawing up a contract, there can be specific remunerations based on 
the artists involved in the reproduction of images. The City must be educated in 
methods of dealing with artists, not for exploitative means Hit for the improve- 
ment of all involved. 

Commissioner Mayer requested alternatives to paragraph #16 in the present City 
contract, 

Ms. Klayman suggested that the City prepare a proposal and have someone respond 

to the actual proposal. Commissioner Mayer objected that the problem is an abstract 

one, not a practical one as Ms. Klayman proposes. 

Mr. Cummings commented that if the policy regarding copyright is to be changed, 
the Art Commission must be convinced to grant or share these rights. 

Ms Kibble pointed out to Mr. Cummings that the City may not have the time or the 
interest to prosecute in the event of a copyright infringement. 

Commissioner Mayer proceeded to site Item #16 in the present City Contract ^nder 
which the artist gives over copyright to the City. 



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Mr. Peretti commented that that the contract being offered was not negotiated 
by the Mural ists and that according to Federal Law, copyright belongs to the 
creator. 

Commissioner Mayer replied that unless and until the Art Commission changes the 
present policy an artist has the option to sign or decline the contract. 

Ms. Kibbie suggested that the Muralists make a counter proposal in which 
rights are specifically enunerated such as those Ms. Klayman suggests in her 
paper, for example; quality control over the reproduction of an image. 

Ms. Klayman reminded Mr. Cummings that if copyright is owned by the City it 
is no longer in an artists vested interest to protect the copyright. She also 
mentioned the similarities between the Boston Muralists Contract and that of Susan 
Cervantes with respect to the rights of reproduction. 

Mr. Cummings sited the City's advantageous position under the present contract 
in which it has no responsibility back to the artist. He again pointed out that 
the City at this time has no incentive to change the method in which they do 
business with the artist. He added that the Muralists must point out advantages 
to the City if they are to alter this position. He suggested that they come up 
with a list of the burdens of City copyright retention and demonstrate the 
economic benefits derived from artist retention of copyright in order to give the 
City incentive to take on the added economic and bureavcratic burdens. 

Ms. Klayman suggested that if the Art Commission were to permit the copyright 
Issue to be scooped up by the City there would be an 'incredible flap' 
among members of the artistic community, furthermore she felt this wo\ld 
create burdens for the City over and above those created were the City to give 
copyright Interest to the artist. In addition, Ms. Klayman pointed out the 
current lack of support for the present contract among artists In San Francisco. 

Judy Jamerson brought attention to the fact that if the City were to retain 
copyright it weuld automatically assume the costly responsibilities of documentation 
and prosecution In cases of Infringement. 

Mr. Cummings agreed that the best way to cause a shift in City position in this 
issue would be to show how artist retention of copyright pays for itself. 

Ms. Kibbie reminded Mr. Cummings that thus far the City has not taken advantage 
of any copyrights for reproduction purposes. 

Ms. Cervantes questioned the City's position in light of its lack of reproductive 
mechanisms to make use of copyright. She also requested consultation privillges 
In the drafting of a new proposal. 

The meeting was adjourned for a brief recess: 10:45am. 

The meeting was reconvened at 11:00am with the Intent of formulating a concrete 
proposal (s) to submitt at the March 2, 19R1 Art Commission Meeting. After much 
discussion it was decided to present the Commission with two prooosals (the 
possibility of more was discussed), both of which grant the artist "^lOO copyright. 
However In each case certain privillges are. licenced back to the City or the 
Artist depending on who 1s named in the contract. 

It was agreed that Ms. Kibbie would work on the proposanl in consultation with 
Ms. Klayman and Ms. Cervantes and submitt a final draft to the Art Commission 



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In advance of the March 2 meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 
Conservator 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 
Friday, March 27, 1981 
3 : 00pm 
101 Grove, Public Health Building, Room # 220 



DA / / 



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1. MURALS 



A. Discussion requested by Deputy City Attorney, John Cuitimings 
regarding new Muralist contract. 

B. Discussion requested by Kathie Cinnater regarding proposals 
requested from steiff at last Visual Arts Meeting and discussion 
with respect to the DRAFT FOR AGREEMENT WITH OTHER AGENCY, I.E. 
HOUSING AUTHORITY.. 



ART ENRICHMENT 

A. Slide Review Policy 

1. Establishment of a standard policy, 
a. Staff recommendations 

B. New Art Enrichment Programs 

1. Millbrae Water Department ($23,000) 

2. Pier 3 (status report) 

C. Artist Selection Process for New Progiams 

1. Determination of type of selection 

a. Staff recommendations 

2. Determination of time frame for selection process 

a. Staff recommendations 

D. Slide Presentation of Proposed Artists for Millbrae A.E. 

1. Please refer to list. 

E. Loan Policy for Art Enrichment Collections 

1. Staff report 



3. 1981 ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 

A. Discussion with respect to location ard time, if tho Festival 
is to be produced in 1981 . 

4. CAPRICORN ASUNDER 

A. Report on status of slide review with respect to CKTA cut 
E. Discussion regarding $5.00 screening fee. 

5. P^EPORT ON STATUS OF MARY FULLER CONTRACT 



6. NEW BUSINESS 



Tz you have questions, require further information or cannot attend please 
contact Lyn Freeman at the Visual Arts Programs Office, 431-6652. Thank you. 



) VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
MEETING 
" Tuesday, March 17; 1981 
101 Grove Street, Public Health, F^rioin # 300 
3 :oopm^-i!arch 17, 1981 



AGENDA 



A. Discussion requested by Susan Cerveintes for the San Francisco Mviralists 
' , ■' regarding issues of royalities, moral rights, mural life span and etc. 

B. . Discussion requested by Kathie Cinnater regarding Memorandum of February 
26, Future of Community Development Mural Programs . 

C. Phase 1 murad design approval for Judy Jamerson. 

2. ART SURVEY PROPOSALS FOR SAN FI^NCISCO PDBLIC ART 

A. Rubin Nunez 

B. Georgia Radford 

3. ART ENRICHMENT 

^^ A. Artist Slide Review 

1. Larjry Lublow 

2. Calvin Barajas 

3. Joan English 

B. Slide Review Policy 

1. Establishment of a standard policy. 

a. Time work is to be Icept on file etc. 

C. New Programs 

1. Millbrae Water Department 

2. Pier 3 

D. Artist Selection Process for new progrcuns 

1. Type of selection process 

a. Commission, limited, open competitions 

b. Dates to begin and end artist selection procedure. 

E. Loan Policy for Art Enrichment Collections 

^ 4. 1981 ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL 

A. Discussion with respect to location and time, if the Festival is to be 
produced in 1981. 

5. CAPRICORN ASUNDER 

A. Slide review date and juror selection announcement. 
E. Discussion regarding 55.00 screening fee. 

6. AMNOUNCE^!EMT WITH RESPECT TO MARY l^ULLER CONTRACT 

7. NEW BUSINESS 



If you have questions, require further information or cannot attend please ccritact 
Lyn Freeman (431-8652). 



^RT COMMISSION cityand county of sanfrancisco 




ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 



April 6,1981 

Present: President Ray Taliferro, Chairman Alfred Frankenstein, members 
Robert Larocca, Peter Rodriguez, Dmittri Bedensky 

Other Commissioners: Ms. Raye Richardson, Library Commission 

Directors: Joan Ellison, Cultural Affairs; Elio Benvenuto, Visual Arts; 
Alfonso Maciel, Neighborhood Arts; Jack Von Euw, Assistant Curator, Cap- 
ricorn Asunder Gallery. 

Absent:Commissioner Rosalyn Swig 

The meeting opened with the presentation of a mural proposal by artist Judy 
Jamerson for the Filipino Education Center (824 Harrison St.) Elementary School 
play yard. The funds for this project were approved in 1977. The two hundred 
foot by twenty foot Politec Acrylic mural will depict various aspects of Fili- 
pine social structure, games and artifacts. Commissioner Rodriguez moved for 
approval. The motion was seconded and carried. 

1981 Annual Art Festival 

President Taliaferro reported that he had very good news, namely that a ^ery 
large corporation from the East Coast wishes to make a large contribution to 
the Arts in San Francisco and has expressed the intention of funding the Art 
Festival, as well as the Neighborhood Arts Program. The company wishes to re- 
mainanonymous for the present and will send a representative out next week to 
meet with Director Ellison, at which time a budget for the 1981 Festival is to 
be presented. President Taliaferro suggested the sum of $40,000. but said a 
higher figure would also be acceptable to the donor. 

Commissioner Rodriguez moved that therefore ari Art Festival be held in 1981. The 
motion was seconded and carried. 

President Taliaferro urged that prompt consideration be given to the kind of Art 
Festival there should be; Chairman Frankenstein asked, "Are they thinking of 
'their' Festival or 'our' Festival? President Taliaferro sais, "Ours". 
Commissioner Rodriguez said that we should have proper installation, proper pav- 
illions to displaythe art work and good, well designed, portable structures that 
can be stored each year. Most of our supplies were burned in the fire which took 
place in November, 1980. 



165 GROVE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415)558-3465 



Page 2 
Visual Arts Committe Minutes 
April 6, 1981 

Commissioner Vedensky suggested the services of a professional be obtained to 
give an estimate of costs or to suggest designs. It was stated that perhaps 
the Festival could be smaller this year but of better quality. General discussion 
of the Festival culminating in agreement that as soon as Commissioner Swig is 
available the Committee shall meet and formulate a plan for this years Festival. 
Commissioner Swig is not expected back in the City before April 14. 

Capricorn Asunder Gallery 

Director Ellison reported on the severe problem facing the Gallery due to very 
limited funding for it and the imminent loss of CETA employees. 
The Mayor says absolutely no Ad Valorum funds will be used to replace CETA 
workers. Consequently, the Gallery will be without a curator and the question 
is, how will it be run? Will it have to be closed down or can it be run with 
volunteers? Shorter hours? Ms. Ellison wondered if artists submitting slides 
could be charged for having their work screened, perhaps $5.00. General dis- 
cussion of this concept of the "handling fee" but no action taken. It was 
thought that the sum obtained in such manner might be $2,500. Ms. Ellison 
further pointed out that we do not know how long we will be able to continue 
use of the Gallery premises as the City is thinking of developing the property, 
though probably not for a year. Mr. Benvenuto stated that attendance at the 
Gallery is generally very good; many people who work in the area enjoy the 
varied exhibitions. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that, as a last resort, if no other solution were 
found, he himself would volunteer to run the Gallery;this generous offer was 
warmly received. Mr. Benvenuto suggested that artists who are accepted for an 
exhibition could be asked to assist with the physical work of mounting a show. 
Assistant Curator Von Euw said that it costs about $200. per show, for type- 
setting, printing and postage, but not including the opening reception, which 
the artists generally pay for themselves. His estimate also does not include 
other supply needs (which are now low) suchaswall paint and lights. Mr. Ben- 
venuto said there is to be a meeting on April 16 on the subject of screening 
works for next year's exhibits, requiring that each artist submit ten slides. 
He explained that those artists who do not have slides cannot be reviewed as 
there is no practical way of dealing with samples of original works in terms 
of space or personnel. President Taliaferro asked if it is possible that de- 
serving artists might be passed over simply because thay could not afford to 
have slides made? It was acknowledged that this might happen to some extent, 
but Commissioner Rodriguez and others stressed that any artist who wishes to be 
a true professional in this day and age will make the necessary sacrifices to 
have slides available. Ms. Susan Cervantes, of Precita Eyes Muralists, stated 
that ten slides is too many and that three to six slides of current work would 
be less of a hardship and would also save the time of the jurors. 
Commissioner Rodriguez expressed the view that artists would be thrilled to show 
:^s many as ten slides, "You get a more in-depth view ". 

No action taken on Capricorn Asunder, pending further discussion at a later date. 



p 



Page 3 
Visual Arts Committee Minutes 

April 6. 1981 



Director Benvenuto urged prompt action on questions pertaining to the Art Fest- 
ival because of the time required to properly notify the public through the press 
and art publications, as well as jurying and selection. A number of calls have 
already been received at the office from interested artists. 

Potrero Hill meeting 

Director Ellison informed the Committee that a group of citizens have expressed 

great concern over, and opposition to, the proposed mural for the Potrero Hill 

library. 

Responding to a question, Ms. Cervantes explained that the mural represents the 

history of Potrero Hill and that artist Margo Bors did a lot of research and 

had very good communication with the people in the area. Chairman Frankenstein 

asked if there is any precedent for the reconsideration of a mural contract and 

President Taliaferro answered that there was, citing the example of an accepted 

mural that had to be reconsidered at the last minute when it was suddenly found 

that the wall itself had historical value. 

Chairman Frankenstein recommended that a meeting'be arranged for a review of the 

entire matter, that is, both the mural and the objections to it. 

It was so moved, seconded and carried. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:55. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aide 



tPRIL 3, 19?: 1 



NOTICE 



A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE VISTJAL ARTS COMMITTEE 
WILL BE HELD MONDAY, APRIL 6, 1981 AT ItOOpm . 
PLEASE MEET IN THE COMMISSIONERS ROOM OF THE 
LIBRARY. 



AGENDA 



1981 ANNUAL ART FESTIVAL 



2. 

4. 



CAPRICORN ASUNDER GALLERY: 1981-82 SEASCM 



T A£l^)'n/ASiir>^ 



%^4(h>^?mse 



IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, REQUIRE FURTHER INFORMATION OR 
-<%^ CANNOT ATTEND PLEASE CONTACT LYN FREEMAN AT THE VISUAL 
ARTS PROGRAMS OFFICE, 431-8652. THANK YOU. 



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>ART COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 

ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 




m 



MINUTES 

April 6,1981 

Present: President Ray Taliferro, Chairman Alfred Frankenstein, members 
Robert Larocca, Peter Rodriguez, Dmittri Bedensky 

Other Commissioners: Ms. Raye Richardson, Library Commission 

Directors: Joan Ellison, Cultural Affairs; Elio Benvenuto, Visual Arts; 
Alfonso Maciel, Neighborhood Arts; Jack Von Euw, Assistant Curator, Cap- 
ricorn Asunder Gallery. 

Absent:Comiiiissioner Rosalyn Swig 

The meeting opened with the presentation of a mural proposal by artist Judy 
Jamerson for the Filipino Education Center (824 Harrison St.) Elementary School 
play yard. The funds for this project were approved in 1977. The two hundred 
foot by twenty foot Pol i tec Acrylic mural will depict various aspects of Fili- 
pine social structure, games and artifacts. Commissioner Rodriguez moved for 
approval. The motion was seconded and carried. 

1981 Annual Art Festival 

President Taliaferro reported that he had very good news, namely that a \i&ry 
large corporation from the East Coast wishes to make a large contribution to 
the Arts in San Francisco and has expressed the intention of funding the Art 
Festival, as well as the Neighborhood Arts Program. The company wishes to re- 
mainanonymous for the present and will send a representative out next week to 
meet with Director Ellison, at which time a budget for the 1981 Festival is to 
be presented. President Taliaferro suggested the sum of $40,000. but said a 
higher figure would also be acceptable to the donor. 

Commissioner Rodriguez moved that therefore an Art Festival be held in 1981. The 
motion was seconded and carried. 

President Taliaferro urged that prompt consideration be given to the kind of Art 
Festival there should be; Chairman Frankenstein asked, "Are they thinking of 
'their' Festival or 'our' Festival? President Taliaferro sais, "Ours". 
Coiimissioner Rodriguez said that we should have proper installation, proper pav- 
illions to displaythe art work and good, well designed, portable structures that 
can be stored each year. Most of our supplies were burned in the fire which took 
place in November, 1980. 



165 GROVE STREET. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 • (4151558-3465 



Page 2 
Visual Arts Committe Minutes 
April 6, 1981 

Commissioner Vedensky suggested the services of a professional be obtained to 
give an estimate of costs or to suggest designs. It was stated that perhaps 
the Festival could be smaller this year but of better quality. General discussion 
of the Festival culminating in agreement that as soon as Commissioner Swig is 
available the Committee shall meet and formulate a plan for this years Festival. 
Commissioner Swig is not expected back in the City before April 14. 

Capricorn Asunder Gallery 

Director Ellison reported on the severe problem facing the Gallery due to very 
limited funding for it and the imminent loss of CETA employees. 
The Mayor says absolutely no Ad Valorum funds will be used to replace CETA 
workers. Consequently, the Gallery will be without a curator and the question 
is, how will it be run? Will it have to be closed down or can it be run with 
volunteers? Shorter hours? Ms. Ellison wondered if artists submitting slides 
could be charged for having their work screened, perhaps $5.00. General dis- 
cussion of this concept of the "handling fee" but no action taken. It was 
thought that the sum obtained in such manner might be $2,500. Ms. Ellison 
further pointed out that we do not know how long we will be able to continue 
use of the Gallery premises as the City is thinking of developing the property, 
though probably not for a year. Mr. Benvenuto stated that attendance at the 
Gallery is generally very good; many people who work in the area enjoy the 
varied exhibitions. 

Chairman Frankenstein stated that, as a last resort, if no other solution were 
found, he himself would volunteer to run the Gallery;this generous offer was 
warmly received. Mr. Benvenuto suggested that artists who are accepted for an 
exhibition could be asked to assist with the physical work of mounting a show. 
Assistant Curator Von Euw said that it costs about $200. per show, for type- 
setting, printing and postage, but not including the opening reception, which 
the artists generally pay for themselves. His estimate also does not include 
other supply needs (which are now low) suchaswall paint and lights. Mr. Ben- 
venuto said there is to be a meeting on April 16 on the subject of screening 
works for next year's exhibits, requiring that each artist submit ten slides. 
He explained that those artists who do not have slides cannot be reviewed as 
there is no practical way of dealing with samples of original works in terms 
of space or personnel. President Taliaferro asked if it is possible that de- 
serving artists might be passed over simply because thay could not afford to 
have slides made? It was acknowledged that this might happen to some extent, 
but Commissioner Rodriguez and others stressed that any artist who wishes to be 
a true professional in this day and age will make the necessary sacrifices to 
have slides available. Ms. Susan Cervantes, of Precita Eyes Mural ists, stated 
that ten slides is too many and that three to six slides of current work would 
be less of a hardship and would also save the time of the jurors. 
Commissioner Rodriguez expressed the view that artists would be thrilled to show 
:Ss many as ten slides, "You get a more in-depth view ". 

No action taken on Capricorn Asunder, pending further discussion at a later date. 



Page 3 
Visual Arts Committee Minutes 

April 6. 1981 



Director Benvenuto urged prompt action on questions pertaining to the Art Fest- 
ival because of the time required to properly notify the public through the press 
and art publications, as well as jurying and selection. A number of calls have 
already been received at the office from interested artists. 

Potrero Hill meeting 

Director Ellison informed the Committee that a group of citizens have expressed 

great concern over, and opposition to, the proposed mural for the Potrero Hill 

library. 

Responding to a question, Ms. Cervantes explained that the mural represents the 

history of Potrero Hill and that artist Margo Bors did a lot of research and 

had very good communication with the people in the area. Chairman Frankenstein 

asked if there is any precedent for the reconsideration of a mural contract and 

President Taliaferro answered that there was, citing the example of an accepted 

mural that had to be reconsidered at the last minute when it was suddenly found 

that the wall itself had historical value. 

Chairman Frankenstein recommended that a meeting'be arranged for a review of the 

entire matter, that is, both the mural and the objections to it. 

It was so moved, seconded and carried. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 1:55. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aide 



^^\A!^^kjuirhC\ 



,VRT COMMISSION city and county of sanfrancisco 




ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 
APRIL 23, 1981 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein; Commissioners Rosalyn Swig, Peter Rod- 
riguez, Robert LaRocca 

Director Elio Benvenuto 

Lyn Freeman, Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aides 

Meeting called to order at 3:55 PM 

Chairman Frankenstein opened the meeting with a memorandum concerning the 1981 
Award of Honor Exhibition at the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. Those named are 
Ruth, 

-Cravathjfor sculpture, Marcelle Labaudt, for outstanding help to aspiring artists; 
and Wallace Stegner for literature. 

Commissioner Swig wanted to know who had made the selection and why Madame Labaudt 
was picked, as she is not an artist. 

Director Benvenuto said he made the recommendations and that Marcelle Labaudt was 
picked because she has helped so many artists and gave first shows to artists who 
were unknown and are now famous and that an exhibit of those artists works would 
be striking. There is also a precedent for honoring prominant people in the arts 
even though they themselves are not artists. 

Commissioner Swig felt she could not make a decision on the matter so quickly and 
asked that material on the selectees be provided for consideration, as well as 
more time to allow the Commissioners themselves to suggest honorees. 
Director Benvenuto said he would mail materials to the members. He also stated 
that he was very h^py to see the Commissioners take an active interest in this 
matter, as in the past the Committee had left it to the Director. 
Chairman Frankenstein moved that that the question be studied further and ideas 
be presented at the nest meeting. Motion was seconded and carried. 

Agenda Item 2-A 

Mural Resources Director Kathy Cinnater reported that it is neccessary to remove 
an Art Commission mural on private property at 24th and Mission streets, painted 
by Domingo Rivera in 1974. The owner of that wall wants to re-do it and make way 
for a new mural for which funds have already been received and a design approved. 
Director Benvenuto said that the legal procedure of a letter of notification to 
the artist, Domingo Rivera, will be used in this case. Such a letter gives the 
artist sixty days to respond, should he so choose. 

Commissioner Swig said that the property owner should also write to Mr. Rivera, 
as a courtesy. 

The design for the replacement mural was passed by the VAC but not yet by the full 
Commission;Director Benvenuto feels it would be best to postpone that until the 
issue is resolved and the old mural removed. 

165 GROVE STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 • (4151558-3465 



VAC MINUTES APRIL 23, 1981 
Page 2 

Chairman Frankenstein told of receiving a letter from Richard Heath that con- 
tained some new ideas for procedures that might be useful and and simple for 
the Art Commission to adopt for works it owns including murals. 

Agenda Item 2-C Fran Valesco presented her design for a mural to be painted 
on a fence at 24th and Capp Streets. The mural will be 120 feet by 10 feet, 
in Politec acrylic, depicting a flowering desert bordered by the symbols of 
many Latin American nations. 
Chairman Frankenstein moved approval of the mural; seconded and carried. 

Art Enrichment. . .San Francisco Water Dept. Water Testing Facility, Millbrae 

Commissioner LaRocca described the spaces needing art enrichment, emphasizing 
the atrium as the main area of concern. It measures 30' x30' x 20', and with 
"not much 1 ight". 

A general discussion followed in which a number of artists names were mentioned 
as being of interest for this project. Commissioner Swig named Allen Sarret, 
Sam Richardson, Fletcher Benton, Helen Lundeborg and Hassel Smith. Discussion 
brought out the fact that the facility is going to have the secondary purpose 
of educating the public, including school children, through tours explaining 
how water from Hetch Hetchy is tested, and that therefore there should be a 
relevance to this theme in the art work, and artists under consideration should 
be so informed. 

Commissioner Rodriguez said that the VAC had already approved a group of paintings 
for the smaller of the two rooms, on the theme of "water", by artist Carmen Lomas 
Garza. 

Director Benvenuto reminded the Commissioners that in the atrium they were talking 
about, "a big, empty space, with a big void in the middle", and that they should 
really consider a sculpture for it rather than a painting for the wall. He intro- 
tuced 17 sculptors selected by staff, and slides were shown. Considered of very 
definite interest for the project were the following artists: Roger Berry; 
Raymond Sells; Joseph Slusky; Michal Waldstein; Richard Godfrey. 

Commissioner Swig added the names of Al Light and Michael Wall, and Mr. Rodriguez 
wished painter Robert Gonzales to be considered. 

Staff will expedite a more in-depth consideration of the abovenamed artists for 
a future VAC meeting 

Commissioner Rodriguez stated that (for Art Enrichment projects) "We should have the 
VAC decide, not just one person calling up an artist". 

Cahirman Frankenstein said that one "should call these various people and invite 
them to appear at the VAC meeting with ideas for the project. 
Commissioner LaRocca asked, "Doesn't the VAC have a format for competitions?" 
Director Benvenuto replied that there is more than one format, depending on the 
project. 

Commissioner Rodriguez said that we have to establish a system for selecting 
artists, "we have to open it up". 

Aide Laurant pointed out that Staff had written a proposal regarding this entire 
matter and that it was contained in the packet given to the Committee. 
Aide Freeman explained that she had spent a great deal of time preparing the pro- 
posal, including Percent for Art programs all over the United States. "If you 
could all read this befor the next meeting I'd appreciate it because I only have 
until June 30th. " 



VAC MINUTES APRIL 23,1981 
Page 3 

Ms. Freeman also requested approval of the Copyright law to be approved specif- 
ically for Art Enrichment, (it had previously been approved for Murals). 
Chairman Frankenstein so moved and it was seconded and carried. 

(At 5:10 PM Chairman Frankenstein turned the chair over to Commissioner Swig and 
departed, escorted by Mr. Benvenuto.) 

A general discussion took place on the subject of the 1981 Art Festival. A 
search must be undertaken for a Director. . ."someone with a background in staging 
big events, getting publicity and so forth, who can raise even more funds for 
the Festival ..."... .perhaps an Advisory Committee to upgrade the Festival; 
the money coming from the anonymous donor from the East Coast should be placed 
with Friends of the Arts, "as our Holding Company", otherwise it might just go 
into the General Fund and be frozen. 

The Commissioners set a date for an Ad Hoc meeting for the purpose of planning 
the Art Festival, to be held at the home of Ms. Swig, at 5PM, April 29. 

Also scheduled was a meeting of the VAC one hour before the full Commission, 
meeting, to consider the Staff Proposal, at 1 PM, May 4. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM. 

Respectfu lly s ubmi^tted, 
Toinette Laurant 



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i^iTCOMMISSlON CITYAND county of SANFRANCiSCO 




ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 
APRIL 23, 1981 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein: Commissioners Rosalyn Swig, Peter Rod- 
riguez, Robert LaRocca 

Director Elio Benvenuto 

Lyn Freeman, Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aides 

Meeting called to order at 3:55 PM 

Chairman Frankenstein opened the meeting with a memorandum concerning the 1981 
Award of Honor Exhibition at the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. Those named are 
Ruth 

Cravath for sculpture, Marcelle Labaudt, for outstanding help to aspiring artists, 
and Wallace Stegner for literature. 
PlCommissioner Swig wanted to know who had made the selection and why Madame Labaudt 
was picked, as she is not an artist. 

Director Benvenuto said he made the recomnendations and that Marcelle Labaudt was 
picked because she has helped so many artists and gave first shows to artists v.'ho 
were unknown and are now famous and that an exhibit of those artists works would 
be striking. There is also a precedent for honoring prominant people in the a.*ts 
even though they themselves are not artists. 

Commissioner Swig felt she could not make a decision on the matter so quickly and 
asked that material on the selectees be provided for consideration, as well as 
more time to allow the Commissioners themselves to suggest honorees. 
Director Benvenuto said he would mail materials to the members. He also stated 
that he was very h^py to see the Commissioners take an active interest in this 
matter, as in the past the Committee had left it to the Director. 
Chairman Frankenstein movec that that the question be studied further and ideas 
be presented at the nest meeting. Motion was seconded and carried. 

Agenda Item 2-A 

Mural Resources Director Kathy Cinnater reported that it is neccessary to remove 
an Art Commission mural on private property at 24th and Mission streets, painted 
by Domingo Rivera in 1974. The owner of that wall wants to re-do it and make way 
for a new mural for which funds have already been received and a design approved. 
Director Benvenuto said that the legal procedure of a letter of notification to 
the artist, Domingo Rivera, will be used in this case, Sucn a letter gives the 
artisi; sixty days to respond, should he so choose. 

Commissioner Swig said that the property owner should also write to Mr. Rivera, 

Iks a courtesy. 
The design for the replaceirent mural was passed by the VAC but not yet by the full 
Commission; Director Benvenuto feels it would be best to postpone that until thf 
issue is resolved and the old mural removed. 

165 GROVE STREET. SAN FRAN; iSCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 • (415> 558-3465 



VAC MINUTES APRIL 23, 19. 

Page 2 

\ 

Chairman Frankenstein told of receiving a letter from Richard Heath that con- 
tained some new ideas for procedures that might be useful and and simple for 
the Art Commission to adopt for works it owns including murals. 

Agenda Item 2-C Fran Valesco presented her design for a mural to be painted 
on a fence at 24th and Capp Streets. The mural will be 120 feet by 10 feet, 
in Politec acrylic, depicting a flowering desert bordered by the symbols of 
many Latin American nations. 
Chairman Frankenstein moved approval of the mural; seconded and carried. 

Art Enrichment. . .San Francisco Water Dept. Mater Testing Facility, Mill brae 

Commissioner LaRocca described the spaces needing art enrichment, emphasizing 
the atrium as the main area of concern. It measures 30' x30' x 20', and with 
"not much 1 ight". 

A general discussion followed in which a number of artists names were mentioned 
as being of interest for this project. Commissioner Swig named Allen Sarret, 
Sam Richardson, Fletcher Benton, Helen Lundeborg and Hassel Smith. Discussion 
brought out the fact that the facility is going to have the secondary purpose 
of educating the public, including school children, through tours explaining 
how water from Hetch Hetchy is tested, and that therefore there should be a 
relevance to this theme in the art work, and artists under consideration should 
be so informed. 

Commissioner Rodriguez said that the VAC had already approved a group of paintings 
for the smaller of the two rooms, on the theme of "water", by artist Carmen Lorias 
Garza. 

Director Benvenuto reminded the Commissioners that in the atrium they were talking 
about, "a big, empty space, with a big void in the middle", and that they should 
really consider a sculpture for it rather than a painting for the wall. He intro- 
tuced 17 sculptors selected by staff, and slides were shown. Considered of very 
definite interest for the project were the following artists: Roger Berry; 
Raymond Sells; Joseph Slusky; Michal Waldstein; Richard Godfrey. 

Commissioner Swig added the names of Al Light and Michael Wall, and Mr. Rodriguez 
wished painter Robert Gonzales to be considered. 

Staff will expedite a more in-depth consideration of the abovenamed artists for 
a future VAC meeting 

Commissioner Rodriguez stated that (for Art Enrichment projects) "We should have the 

VAC decide, not just one person calling up an artist". 

Cahirman Frankenstein said that one "should call these various people and invite 

them to appear at the VAC meeting with ideas for the project. 

Commissioner LaRocca asked, "Doesn't the VAC have a format for competitions?" 

Director Benvenuto replied that there is more than one format, depending on the 

project. 

Commissioner Rodriguez said that we have to establish a system for selecting 

artists, "we have to open it up". 

Aide Laurant pointed out that Staff had written a proposal regarding this entire 
t-~=itter and that it was contained in the packet given to the Committee. 
!». .,de Freeman explained that she had spent a great deal of time preparing the pro- 
^ posal, including Percent for Art programs all over the United States. "If you 
' could all read this befor the next meeting I'd appreciate it because I only have 

until June 30th. " 



VAC MINUTES APRIL 23,1981 
Page 3 

Ms. Freeman also requested approval of the Copyright law to be approved specif- 
ically for Art Enrichment, (it had previously been approved for Murals). 
Chairman Frankenstein so moved and it was seconded and carried. 

(At 5:10 PM Chairman Frankenstein turned the chair over to Commissioner Swig and 
departed, escorted by Mr. Benvenuto.) 

A general discussion took place on the subject of the 1981 Art Festival. A 
search must be undertaken for a Director. . ."someone with a background in staging 
big events, getting publicity and so forth, who can raise even more funds for 
the Festival ..."... .perhaps an Advisory Committee to upgrade the Festival; 
the money coming from the anonymous donor from the East Coast should be placed 
with Friends of the Arts, "as our Holding Company", otherwise it might just go 
into the General Fund and be frozen. 

The Commissioners set a date for an Ad Hoc meeting for the purpose of planning 
the Art Festival, to be held at the home of Ms. Swig, at 5PM, April 29. 

Also scheduled was a meeting of the VAC one hour before the full Commission, 
meeting, to consider the Staff Proposal, at 1 PM, May 4. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM. 



Respectful ly su bmi^tted, . 



Motions carried 

Judy Jamerson mural, Filipino Education Center 

Hold S.F Annual Art Festival in 1981 

Schedule new meeting to review mural already approved For Potrero Hill library. 



1^ 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE '> 

MEETING 
APRIL 23, 1981, 3:30pin 
ROOM 220, 101 Grove 



AGENDA 



1. ART ENRICHMENT 



A. COMMUNITY AND ATHLETIC CENTER, 2450 HARRISON STREET - PLANNING 

FURTHER DISCUSSION OF ART ENRICHMENT PROJECTS CONTINUED ON AGENDA 
ITEM 3; REMAINING ART ENRICHMENT ITEMS DO NOT INVOLVE PERSONAL PRE- 
SENTATIONS SO ARE POSTPONED FOR LATER DISCUSSION. 



MURALS 



STAFF REPORT; MURAL RESOURCES, KATHIE CINNATER (SEE ENCLOSURE) 



B. 24TH AND MISSION MINI PARK MURAL; ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOTrFICATION 
TO DOMINGO RIVERA 



MURAL DESIGN APPROVAL: 24TH AND CAPP STREETS; KALEB WILLIAMS 
AND FRAN VELASCO 



D. PRECITA FYES MURALISTS CONTRACT FOR PORTABLE MURALS 



ART ENRICHMENT CONT'D 



1. ARTIST SELECTION 

a. DETERMINATION OF TYPE OF SELECTION (LIMITED, OPEN, 
ETC. COMPETITION) 

1. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS 

b. DETERMINATION OF TIME FRAME FOR SELECTION 

1. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS 

c. SLIDE PRESENTATION OF SCULPTORS CURRENTLY ON FIIJ5: 
PLEASE SEE ATTATCHED LIST, IF YOU WISH TO ADD 

AN ARTIST CONTACT THE VISUAL ARTS OFFICE BEFORE 
THE MEETING. 



C. SLIDE REVIEW POLICY 

1. STAFF REPORT (SEE ENCLOSED REPORT) 

4. SCULPTURE GARDEN PROPOSAL : SEE ENCLOSED REPORT 

5. ANNUAL ART FESTIVAJ:. 

6. NEW BUSINESS 



s\RT COMMISSION city and county of sanfrancisco 




ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MINUTES 
APRIL. 23, 1981 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein; Commissioners Rosalyn Swig, Peter Rod- 
riguez, Robert LaRocca 

Director Elio Benvenuto 

Lyn Freeman, Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aides 

Meeting called to order at 3:55 PM 

Chairman Frankenstein opened the meeting with a memorandum concerning the 1981 

Award of Honor Exhibition at the Capricorn Asunder Gallery. Those named are 

Ruth 

Cravath for sculpture, Marcelle Labaudt, for outstanding help to aspiring artists, 

and Wallace Stegner for literature. 

Commissioner Swig wanted to know who had made the selection and why Madame Labaudt 

v^as picked, as she is not an artist. 

Director Benvenuto said he made the reconmendations and that Marcelle Labaudt was 

picked because she has helped so many artists and gave first shows to art^'sts who 

were unknown and are now famous and that an exhibit of those artists works would 

be striking. There is also a precedent for honoring prominant people in the arts 

even though they themselves are not artists. 

Commissioner Swig felt she could not make a decision on the matter so quickly and 

asked that material on the selectees be provided for consideration, as well as 

more time to allow the Commissioners themselves to suggest honorees. 

Director Benvenuto said he would mail materials to the members. He also stated 

that he was Mery h4)py to see the Commissioners take an active interest in this 

matter, as in the past the Committee had left it to the Director. 

Chairman Frankenstein moved that that the question be studied further and ideas 

be presented at the nest meeting. Motion was seconded and carried. 

Agenda Item 2-A 

Mural Resources Director Kathy Cinnater reported that it is neccessary to remove 
an Art Commission mural on private property at 24th and Mission streets, painted 
by Domingo Rivera in 1974. The owner of that wall wants to re-do it and make way 
for a new mural for which funds have already been received and a design approved. 
Director Benvenuto said that the legal procedure of a letter of notification to 
the artist, Domingo Rivera, will be used in this case. Such a letter gives the 
artist sixty days to respond, should he so choose. 

jjtommissioner Swig said that the property owner should also write to Mr. Rivera, 

'as a courtesy. 

The design for the replacement mural was passed by the VAC but not yet by the full 
Commission;Director Benvenuto feels it would be best to postpone that until the 
issue is ''esolved and the ola mural reiioved. 



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Chairman Frankenstein told of receiving a letter from Richard Heath that con- 
tained some new ideas for procedures that might be useful and and simple for 
the Art Commission to adopt for works it owns including murals. 

Agenda Item 2-C Fran Valesco presented her design for a mural to be painted 
on a fence at 24th and Capp Streets. The mural will be 120 feet by 10 feet, 
in Politec acrylic, depicting a flowering desert bordered by the symbols of 
many Latin American nations. 
Chairman Frankenstein moved approval of the mural; seconded and carried. 

Art Enrichment. . .San Francisco Water Dept. Water Testing Facility, Mill brae 

Commissioner LaRocca described the spaces needing art enrichment, emphasizing 
the atrium as the main area of concern. It measures 30' x30' x 20', and with 
"not much 1 ight". 

A general discussion followed in which a number of artists names were mentioned 
as being of interest for this project. Commissioner Swig named Allen Sarret, 
Sam Richardson, Fletcher Benton, Helen Lundeborg and Hassel Smith. Discussion 
brought out the fact that the facility is going to have the secondary purpose 
of educating the public, including school children, through tours explaining 
how water from Hetch Hetchy is tested, and that therefore there should be a 
relevance to this theme in the art work, and artists under consideration should 
be so informed. 

Commissioner Rodriguez said that the VAC had already approved a group of paintings 
for the smaller of the two rooms, on the theme of "water", by artist Carmen Lomas 
Garza . 

Director Benvenuto reminded the Commissioners that in the atrium they were talking 
about, "a big, empty space, with a big void in the middle", and that they should 
really consider a sculpture for it rather than a painting for the wall. He intro- 
tuced 17 sculptors selected by staff, and slides were shown. Considered of very 
definite interest for the project were the following artists: Roger Berry; 
Raymond Sells; Joseph Slusky; Michal Waldstein; Richard Godfrey. 

Commissioner Swig added the names of Al Light and Michael Wall, and Mr. Rodriguez 
wished painter Robert Gonzales to be considered. 

Staff will expedite a more in-depth consideration of the aoovenamed artists for 
a future VAC meeting 

Commissioner Rodriguez stated that (for Art Enrichment projects)"We should have the 
VAC decide, not just one person calling up an artist". 

Cahirman Frankenstein said that one "should call these various people and invite 
them to appear at the VAC meeting with ideas for the project. 
Commissioner LaRocca asked, "Doesn't the VAC have a format for competitions?" 
Director Benvenuto replied that there is more than one format, depending on the 
project. 

Commissioner Rodriguez said that we have to establish a system for selecting 
artists, "we have to open it up". 

Aide Laurant pointed out that Staff had written a proposal regarding this entire 
tter and that it was contained in the packet given to the Committee, 
ide Freeman explained that she had spent a great deal of time preparing the pro- 
posal, including Percent for Art programs all over the United States. "If you 
could all read this befor the next meeting I'd appreciate it because I only have 
until June 30th. " 



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Ms. Freeman also requested approval of the Copyright law to be approved specif- 
ically for Art Enrichment, (it had previously been approved for Murals). 
Chairman Frankenstein so moved and it was seconded and carried. 

(At 5:10 PM Chairman Frankenstein turned the chair over to Commissioner Swig and 
departed, escorted by Mr. Benvenuto.) 

A general discussion took place on the subject of the 1981 Art Festival. A 
search must be undertaken for a Director. . ."someone with a background in staging 
big events, getting publicity and so forth, who can raise even more funds for 

the Festival..." perhaps an Advisory Committee to upgrade the Festival; 

the money coming from the anonymous donor from the East Coast should be placed 
with Friends of the Arts, "as our Holding Company", otherwise it might just go 
into the General Fund and be frozen. 

The Commissioners set a date for an Ad Hoc meeting for the purpose of planning 
the Art Festival, to be held at the home of Ms. Swig, at 5PM, April 29. 

Also scheduled was a meeting of the VAC one hour before the full Commission, 
meeting, to consider the Staff Proposal, at 1 PM, May 4. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 6:15 PM. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Toinette Laurant 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 

VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 




MINUTES 
MAY 4, 1981 

Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein, Commissioners Roselyne Swig, Peter 
Rodriguez, 

Director Visual Arts Programs Elio Benvenuto 

Staff Aides: Lyn Freeman, Toinette Laurant 

Absent: Robert Larocca 



The meeting was opened by Chairman Frankenstein with a consideration of 
Staff proposals, leading to a general discussion of the various points. 
The Staff proposal to hold VAC meetings specifically for the viewing of 
artists' slides was generally approved, with Chairman Frankenstein moving 
that Review of Slides tiike place four times per year. The motion was sec- 
onded and carried. The pros and cons of evening meetings for this purpose 
were discussed; the majority favored evenings. 

AFFIRMATIV E ACTION 

Commissioner Swig inquired how the problem regarding better representation 
of minorities and women in the Art Enrichment programs (treated in Aide 
Lyn Freeman's proposal) could be dealt with. Miss Freeman explained that if 
the information on the Art Commission's program was printed and distributed 
throughout the various Bay Area communities artists in general would become 
aware and send in their slides. She added that, lacking such information 
at the present time, "the public is confused; we have a ^ery poor P.R. image 
in the community". Chairman Frankenstein said that at the same time, it 
would be "good to state as a matter of Public Policy that we want Ethnic and 
female" participation. Commissioner Rodriguez said, "There definetely should 
be a strong policy commitment". 

SLIDE REGISTRY PROPOSAL 

The Proposal for a Slide Registry and for an inexpensive, one-page flier, de- 
scribing procedures and purpose, by Aide Laurant, was reviewed and discussed. 
Chairman Frankenstein stated that he liked it MQry much. He moved that the 
Proposal be adopted; motion seconded and carried. 




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May 4, 1981 

ARTISTS RIGHTS 

Ms Freeman asked that the Committee endorse the principle of Artists Rights 
(for the protection of their art works), as per her Proposal. Chairman Fran- 
kenstein said he thought it was an excellent idea. The Commissioners agreed 
to review it and make recommendations at the next meeting. 

LEGISLATION FOR THE 1931 ART FESTIVAL 

Consideration of this Agenda item , including the amount of the fees to be 
charged the exhibitors, was discussed but not resolved; it will be taken 
up at the next meeting. 

CAPRICORN ASUNDER HONORS EXHIBIT 

Commissioner Swig asked that further consideration be given to alternative 
choices for the 1981 Honors award, and suggested that in the case of Mar- 
celle Labaudt it would be more suitable to honor her with a special exhibition 
at another time of the year, and use that slot in the Festival Honors Exhibit 
for an artist . Commissioner Rodriguez suggested that Madam Labaudt be given 
a Commendation in the show, rather than an exhibition. He said that perhaps a 
new part of the event could be the official recognition of a Gallery that had 
done the most to help artists, starting with Madam Labaudt this year, followed 
by a different Gallery each year therafter. 
A final decision on the matter is to be made at the next meeting. 

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 3 PM. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aide 



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MINUTES 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Bcnvenulo, Director 



MAY 19, 1981 

Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein; Commissioners Roselyn Swig, Peter 
Rodriguez, Robert LaRocca 

Director Elio Benvenuto; Administrative Aide Toinette Laurant 

Potrero Hill Mural 

Artist Margo Bors presented a rendering of her mural for the entry inter- 
ior of the Potrero Hill Puvl ic Library depicting historical and current views 
of the reg ion . I ncl us ion of Specific locales and edifices was determined 
through a se ri as of Potrero Hill Community workshops. 

Chairman Frankenstein's motion to accept the mural was seconded and caried. 

San Francisco Zoo Clearwater Project 

Sarah Pickus, liaison between the Mayor's office and the Clearwater project 
at the San Francisco Zoo, explained to the Committee that during the years 
since artist Mary Fuller's proposal for Art Enrichment was approved by the 
Art Commission, the Clearwater Project has changed the design 

for the Plant, requiring a change in the artist' concept. 

Mary Fuller has no objection and is sending a letter to the Commission to 
that effect. The Art Enrichment award was $^4^, 000. 00 , of which the artist 
has so far received $5,000.00 for maquettes of the original design. Ms. Fuller 
will carry out the revised design for the remaining $36,800. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked Ms. Pickus to inform Mary Fuller that no maquettes 
are required at this time, but instead, "just a Site Plan and a few drawings" 
of her new design. 

Name Cahnge Resolution 

The Resolution to retroactively alter the names on two mural contracts was 
moved by Chairman Frankenstein and seconded and carried. 
The changes are as follows: 

"Susan Cervantes" becomes: "Precita Eyes Mural ists" 

"Nan Park" becomes: "Park and Piretti, Inc." 



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Art Festival 



Director Benvenuto presented the Press Release announcing the I98I San Francisco 
Art Festival. Commissioner Swig remarked that another Release, stressing an 
improvement in the Festival, might be appropriate after a certain time period. 

1981 Award of Honor Exhibit 

Commissioner Swig stated that although she is not in favor of Madam Marcellc 
Labaudt's inclusion in the Capricorn Asunder Honors Exhibit, "she could be 
honored as a Communi ty person", and that a film on her currently in work might 
be incorporated in the audio-visual presentation being planned for the Festival. 
A discussion followed on what artists and what categories in the Arts should be 
awarded, or considered; Commissioner Rodriguez suggesting that the categories 
of Music, Theatre and Dance also be considered. Architects were also suggested 
as we 11 as the possibility of honor ing some artists without giving them an 
exh ib i t ion . 

Mrs. Swig suggested that other Commissioners with expertise in specific fields 
should be asked to name deserving people. The emphasis would be on mature 
artists with significant public accessibility. 

Chairman Frankenstein requested staff to follow through and have Commissioners' 
suggestions in time for the next VAC meeting. 

Artists Moral Rights Proposal 

Commissioner Rodriguez read the proposal aloud. Chairman Frankenstein said it 
was very good. Director Benvenuto said that there was just one cause of con- 
cern, pertaining to works outdoors, such as murals: with funding presently 
so problematical, could the Commission be legally bound to repair damage from 
vandalism or natural didasters? "Where do you get the money? it's a very 
serious problemJ" 

Commissioner Rodriguez stated that there should be some kind of a time limit 
on maintaining murals, as well as a clause in contracts expressing the concept 
"if we (the Art Commission) have the money". 

Chairman Frankenstein made the following motion: The Artists Moral Rights is 
accepted, with the proviso that Lyn Freeman add another paragraph to include 
the above stated points, and that she do so in consultation with the City Attorney. 
The motion was seconded and carried. 

Commissioner Rodriguez requested that staff find out if Domingo Rivero has re- 
plied to the letter informing him of the projected removal of his mural. 

DONATION OF PHOTOGRAPH 



During April of I98I a Mr. Don Reese sent 'la gift" to the Art Commission of 
an 8" X 10" color photo of the Palace of Fine Arts. After due consideration, 
the Commissioners requested that staff return Mr. Reese' photo to him with 
sincere thanks and regrets. 

NEW BUSINESS 

Commissioner Rodriguez introduced his guest, Roberto Esparza, of the San Antonio Museui 

Wfe The Commissioners called for a special VAC meeting for May 28, at k PM for one hour 
only, for the following agenda items: 

Final decision on selection of Honors award; I , 

Artists Rights proposal final review. /^ 'i'^'/)i'Yi A 

Meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted: Toinette Laurant/^rdr^^T&t/^TAA.^ Admi n . A 



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MINUTES 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



MAY 19, 1981 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein; Commissioners Roselyn Swig, Peter 
Rodriguez, Robert LaRocca 

Director Elio Benvenuto; Administrative Aide Toinette Laurant 

Potrero Hill Mural 

Artist Margo Bors presented a rendering of her mural for the entry inter- 
ior of the Potrero Hill Public Library depicting historical and current views 
of the region . I ncl us ion of Specific locales and edifices was determined 
through a se ri es of Potrero Hill Community workshops. 

Chairman Frankenstein's motion to accept the mural was seconded and cairi ed . 

San Francisco Zoo Clearwater Project 

Sarah Pickus, liaison between the Mayor's office and the Clearwater project 
at the San Francisco Zoo, explained to the Committee that during the years 
since artist Mary Fuller's proposal for Art Enrichment was approved by the 
Art Commission, the Clearwater Project has changed the design 

for the Plant, requiring a change in the artist' concept. 

Mary Fuller has no objection and is sending a letter to the Commission to 
that effect. The Art Enrichment award was $AA,000.00 , of which the artist 
has so far received $5,000.00 for maquettes of the original design. Ms. Fuller 
will carry out the revised design for the remaining $36,800. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked Ms. Pickus to inform Mary Fuller that no maquettes 
are required at this time, but instead, "just a Site Plan and a few drawings" 
of her new design. 

Name Cahnge Resolution 

The Resolution to retroactively alter the names on two mural contracts was 
moved by Chairman Frankenstein and seconded and carried. 
The changes are as follows: 

"Susan Cervantes" becomes: "Precita Eyes Mural ists" 

"Nan Park" becomes: "Park and Pi reiki. Inc." 



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Ant Festival 



Director Benvenuto presented the Press Release announcing the I98I San Francisco 
Art Festival. Commissioner Swig remarked that another Release, stressing an 
improvement in the Festival, might be appropriate after a certain time period. 

1981 Award of Honor Exhibit 



Commissioner Swig stated that although she is not in favor of Madam Marcelle 
Labaudt's inclusion in the Capricorn Asunder Honors Exhibit, "she could be 
honored as a Communi ty person", and that a film on her currently in work might 
be incorporated in the audio-visual presentation being planned for the Festival. 
A discussion followed on what artists and what categories in the Arts should be 
awarded, or considered; Commissioner Rodriguez suggesting that the categories 
of Music, Theatre and Dance also be considered. Architects were also suggested 
as well as the possibil ity of honoring some artists without giving them an 
exh ibi t ion. 

Mrs. Swig suggested that other Commissioners with expertise in specific fields 
should be asked to name deserving people. The emphasis would be on mature 
artists with significant public accessibility. 

Chairman Frankenstein requested staff to follow through and have Commissioners' 
suggestions in time for the next VAC meeting. 

Artists Moral Rights Proposal 

Commissioner Rodriguez read the proposal aloud. Chairman Frankenstein said it 
was very good. Director Benvenuto said that there was just one cause of con- 
cern, pertaining to works outdoors, such as murals: with funding presently 
so problematical, could the Commission be legally bound to repair damage from 
vandalism or natural didasters? "Where do you get the money? It's a very 
serious problem!" 

Commissioner Rodriguez stated that there should be some kind of a time limit 
on maintaining murals, as well as a clause in contracts expressing the concept 
"if we (the Art Commission) have the money". 

Chairman Frankenstein made the following motion: The Artists Moral Rights is 
accepted, with the proviso that Lyn Freeman add another paragraph to include 
the above stated points, and that she do so in consultation with the City Attorney. 
The motion was seconded and carried. 

Commissioner Rodriguez requested that staff find out if Domingo Rivero has re- 
plied to the letter informing him of the projected removal of his mural. 

DONATION OF PHOTOGRAPH 



During April of I98I a Mr. Don Reese sent 'la gift" to the Art Commission of 
an 8" x 10" color photo of the Palace of Fine Arts. After due consideration, 
the Commissioners requested that staff return Mr. Reese' photo to him with 
sincere thanks and regrets. 

NEW BUSINESS 



Commissioner Rodriguez introduced his guest, Roberto Esparza, of the San Antonio Museui 

The Commissioners called for a special VAC meeting for May 28, at A PM for one hour 
only, for the following agenda items: 

Final decision on selection of Honors award; 

Artists Rights proposal final review. 
Meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted: Toinette Laurant/'T^jff€|'^t{JiR//^yL\|Admi n . A 




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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 

MAY 19, 1981 

Commissioners Room 
2 PM, S.F. Public Library, Civic Center 

AGENDA 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



1. Potrero Hill Mural Proposal, presented by Margo Bors, for approval 

2. San Francisco Zoo Art Enrichment: Artist Mary Fuller for Clearwater project. 

3- Resolution to alter name on a mural contract from Susan Cervantes and 
Nan Park tor Precita Eyes^ K^ajid Park and Pirelli , Inc . 
'Mura 1 i s t^ 
'* . Art Festival: Press Release; Honors Exh ib i t : f i nal decision on Honorees 

5- Artists Rights Proposal; deadline for approval. 

6. NEW Business 

Donation of Photo by Don Reese 



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VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

MAY 28, 1981 

4:00PM 

101 GROVE STREET, RM. 220 



AGENDA 



1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 

2. FINAL APPROVAL OF ARTIST RIGHTS WITH ADDITION OF MORAL CLAUSE (I] 

3. ARBITRATION CLAUSE 

4. ART FESTIVAL PLANNING 

5. SET JUNE MEETING 



Consent Calendar Items 



Visual Arts Connnittee 5/28/81 



1. Approve arbitration Clause for artists contracts 

2. Awards of honor 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein, Commissioners Rosalyn Swig, Robert 

LaRocca; Director Elio BcnvcnuLo. 

President Taliaferro was present for the second half of meeting. 

Aides Lyn Freeman and Toinette Laurant. 

Absent: Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 

Chairman Frankenstein called the meeting to order at 't : 1 5 and asked for app- 
roval of the minutes of the meeting of May 19. I98I. Commissioner LaRocca so 
moved and the motion was carried. 

Artists Moral Rights Proposal 

Chairman Frankenstein asked Ms Lyn Freeman if the City Attorney had approved of 
theaugmented version of her proposal now before the Committee. She stated that 
the attorney had done so, and added that this particular socument was not designed 

'. to deal with murals. Commissioner Swig nxjved for approval of the proposal as pre- 
sented and the motion was carried. 
Ms. Freeman, s Arbitration Clause was moved for acceptance by Commissioner LaRocca. 

'X,- The mot ion was carried. 

Award of Honor Selections 



3- 



A discussion took place on the subject of altering the past format of the Award 
exhibition, in which only two or three persons were honored, and substituting 
the new concept of honoring a broad range of artistic disciplines. Mrs^. S wig 
m oved fo r formal adoption of this new concept. Motion seconded and carried. 
Discussion followed on what disciplines and what persons should be selected. 
The following were decided upon: 

1. Architecture: Joseph Esherick 

Art Community Benefactor: Marcel le Labaudt 

Dance: Carlos Carvajal 

Film, not yet decided but Bruce Conner, Bruce Bailley, Larry Jordan 

and James Broughton are considered ext remel y , s ign i f icant . 

Graphics: Beth Van Hoesen 

L i terature: Wa I I ace Stegner 

Music: Ca I Tjader 

Painting: Hassel Smith (Note: He will not be back in the country 

in September but has a son here who might proxy. T.L.) 

Photography: Ansel Adams 

Sculpture: Peter Voulkos 

Theatre: John Lyon 



9. 

10. 

11. 



It was agreed that the next step should be a letter of notification to the above 



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named persons, drafted by staff. 

Some alternates were also named, should any first choices decline. It was re- 
quested that these not be listed at this time. 

Further discussion clarified some procedures: in addition to presenting each per- 
son with a scroll, there is to be participation in the Honors Exhibition at the 
Capricorn Asunder Gallery Starting on September 23, 1981, and lasting one month. 
Everyone would be included. In the case of non-visual artists, they would be 
represented by photographs of the individual and their particular activity; 
possibly a tape of Mr. Tjader's music might be played. 

There followed a discussion of the type and cost of scrolls to be presented. 
Director Benvenuto stated that the scrolls given in the past cost $350.00 each. 
The designer, Ernest Born, "had each letter especially cast for us". 
Mrs. Swig said, "I'd feel very badly spending so much in these inflationary times 
and under such budgetary restraints". 

It was felt that offset printing from the original would serve, under the cir- 
cumstances. Director Benvenuto said he would find out if Ernest Born would per- 
mit an offset to made from his design. 

President Taliaferro asked that the Committee go into Executive Session and 
therefore, at 5:30 PM, Director Benvenuto and aides Laurant and Freeman withdrew. 

Minutes respectfully submitted by 
Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aide 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein, Commissioners Rosalyn Swig, Robert 

LaRocca; Director Elio Benvenuto. 

President Taliaferro was present for the second half of meeting. 

Aides Lyn Freeman and Toinette Laurant. 

Absent: Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 

Chairman Frankenstein called the meeting to order at 4:15 and asked for app- 
roval of the minutes of the meeting of May I9, I98I . Commissioner LaRocca so 
moved and the motion was carried. 

Artists Moral Rights Proposal 

Chairman Frankenstein asked Ms Lyn Freeman if the City Attorney had approved of 
theaugmented version of her proposal now before the Committee. She stated that 
the attorney had done so, and added that this particular socument was not designed 
to deal with murals. Commissioner Swig moved for approval of the proposal as pre- 
sented and the motion was carried. 

Ms. Freeman, s Arbitration Clause was moved for acceptance by Commissioner LaRocca. 
The motion was carried. 

Award of Honor Selections 

A discussion took place on the subject of altering the past format of the Award 
exhibition, in which only two or three persons were honored, and substituting 
the new concept of honoring a broad range of artistic disciplines. Mrs. Swig 
moved for formal adoption of this new concept. Motion seconded and carried. 
Discussion followed on what disciplines and what persons should be selected. 
The following were decided upon: 

1. Architecture: Joseph Esherick 

2. Art Community Benefactor: Marcel le Labaudt 

3. Dance: Carlos Carvajal 

k. Film, not yet decided but Bruce Conner, Bruce Bail ley, Larry Jordan 
and James Broughton are considered extremely significant. 

5. Graphics: Beth Van Hoesen 

6. L i terature: Wal lace Stegner 

7. Music: Ca 1 Tjader 

8. Painting: Hassel Smith (Note: He will not be back in the country 
in September but has a son here who might proxy. T.L.) 

9. Photography: Ansel Adams 

10. Sculpture: Peter Voulkos 

11. Theatre: John Lyon 

It was agreed that the next step should be a letter of notification to the above 



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named persons, drafted by staff. 

Some alternates were also named, should any first choices decline. It was re- 
quested that these not be listed at this time. 

Further discussion clarified some procedures: in addition to presenting each pec- 
son with a scroll, there is to be participation in the Honors Exhibition at the 
Capricorn Asunder Gallery Starting on September 23, 1981, and lasting one month. 
Everyone would be included. In the case of non-visual artists, they would be 
represented by photographs of the individual and their particular activity; 
possibly a tape of Mr. Tjader's music might be played. 

There followed a discussion of the type and cost of scrolls to be presented. 
Director Benvenuto stated that the scrolls given in the past cost $350.00 each. 
The designer, Ernest Born, "had each letter especially cast for us". 
Mrs. Swig said, "I'd feel very badly spending so much in these inflationary times 
and under such budgetary restraints". 

It was felt that offset printing from the original would serve, under the cir- 
cumstances. Director Benvenuto said he would find out if Ernest Born would per- 
mit an offset to made from his design. 

President Taliaferro asl<ed that the Committee go into Executive Session and 
therefore, at 5:30 PM, Director Benvenuto and aides Laurant and Freeman withdrew. 

Minutes respectfully submitted by 
Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aide 



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ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein, Commissioners Rosalyn Swig, Robert 

LaRocca; Director Elio Benvenuto. 

President Taliaferro was present for the second half of meeting. 

Aides Lyn Freeman and Toinette Laurant. 

Absent: Commissioner Peter Rodriguez 

Chairman Frankenstein called the meeting to order at h-.^S and asked for app- 
roval of the minutes of the meeting of May I9, I98I . Commissioner LaRocca so 
moved and the motion was carried. 

Artists jiloral Rights Proposal 

Chairman Frankenstein asked Ms Lyn Freeman if the City Attorney had approved of 
theaugmented version of her proposal now before the Committee. She stated that 
the attorney had done so, and added that this particular socument was not designed 
to deal with murals. Commissioner Swig moved for approval of the proposal as pre- 
sented and the motion was carried. 

Ms. Freeman, s Arbitration Clause was moved for acceptance by Commissioner LaRocca. 
The motion was carried. 

Award of Honor Selections 



A discussion took place on the subject of altering the past format of the Award 
exhibition, in which only two or three persons were honored, and substituting 
the new concept of honoring a broad range of artistic disciplines. Mrs. Swig 
moved for formal adoption of this new concept. Motion seconded and carried. 
Discussion followed on what disciplines and what persons should be selected. 
The following were decided upon: 

1. Architecture: Joseph Esherick 

Art Community Benefactor: Marcel le Labaudt 

Dance: Carlos Carvajal 

Film, not yet decided but Bruce Conner, Bruce Ba i I I ey , Larry Jordan 

and James Broughton are considered extremel y , s ign i f leant . 

Graphics: Beth Van Hoesen 

L i terature: Wa 1 I ace Stegner 

Music: Ca I Tjader 

Painting: Hassel Smith (Note: He will not be back in the country 

in September but has a son here who might proxy. T.L.) 

Photography: Ansel Adams 

Sculpture: Peter Voulkos 

Theatre: John Lyon 



9. 

10. 

II. 



It was agreed that the next step should be a letter pf notification to the above 



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(4151 558-3465 



named persons, drafted by staff. . I 

Some alternates were also named, should any first choices decline. it was re- 
quested that these not be listed at this time. 

Further discussion clarified some procedures: in addition to presenting each per- 
son with a scroll, there is to be participation in the Honors Exhibition at the 
Capricorn Asunder Gallery Starting on September 23, 1981, and lasting one month. 
Everyone would be included. In the case of non-visual artists, they would be 
represented by photographs of the individual and their particular activity; 
possibly a tape of Mr. Tjader's music might be played. 

There followed a discussion of the type and cost of scrolls to be presented. 
Director Benvenuto stated that the scrolls given in the past cosl $350.00 each. 
The des igner, Ernest Born, "had each letter especially cast for us". 
Mrs. Swig said, "I'd feel very badly spending so much in these inflationary times 
and under such budgetary restraints". 

It was felt that offset printing from the original would serve, under the cir- 
cumstances. Director Benvenuto said he would find out if Ernest Born would per- 
mit an offset to made from his design. 

President Taliaferro asked that the Committee go into Executive Session and 
therefore, at 5=30 PM, Director Benvenuto and aides Laurant and Freeman withdrew. 

Minutes respectfully submitted by 
Toinette Laurant, Administrative Aide 



S^'-'T COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 




VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE 



MINUTES 
JUNE 12, 1981 



ART PROGRAMS 
Elio Benvenuto, Director 



Present: Chairman Alfred Frankenstein; Commissioners Peter Rodriguez, Robert 
LaRocca, Director Elio Benvenuto, Aides Laurant, Freeman 
Absent: Commissioner Roselyn Swig 

The Minutes of the last meeting were approved as written. 

ART ENRICHMENT : REPORT ON HETCH HETCY PROJECT 

Aide Laurant reported that the following artists have responded to our May k 
letter by submitting new slides: 

Fletcher Benton 

Richard Godfrey 

Sam Richardson 

Raymond Sel 1 s 

Hassel Smith 

Michael Waldstein 

Brian Wa 1 1 

Joseph S 1 usky 

Geral d Wal burg 

Roger Berry 

We are awaiting the slidesof Robert Gonzales and David Anderson, expected shortly. 
It was suggested by staff that a meeting of the Visual Arts Commi t tee, for the sole 
purpose of viewing slides and selecting artists for further consideration for Enrich- 
ment of the Hetch Hetchy water testing plant, be scheduled. All agreed and the meeting 
was set for Tuesday, June 30, 11 AM, Public Health Building, R. ZOA. 



DOMINGO RFVERA MURAL REMOVAL 



Aide Freeman reported that the letter of notification to Mr. Rivera has been drafted 
by Kathy Cinnater and and is awaiting the signature of the owner of the property on 
which the mural is situated. 

ART FESTIVAL 



Director Benvenuto reported on the status of the Award of Honor scrolls. The scroll 

designed by Mr. Born is copywrited and cannot be offset printed. However, in term 

of the cost problem, there is a large reduction if we get 11 of the original ones; 

Although one cost $350. eleven will be one hundred dollars each. 

Commissioner Rodriguez expressed the opinion that another design from a differant 

graphic designer be sought ... that we could pay $i^(S.0'J approx imatel for the design 

and get permission to print it. Mr. Rodriguez recommended Manual Villanwre and 

showed an example of Mr. Villamore's^ pos^ieii" work. 

Mr. LaRocca pointed out that the Art Commission scroll has a traditional design, 

with its own logo, that people recognize. 



165 GROVE STREET. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 



(4151558-3465 



VAC Minutes, June 12, I98I Page 2 



FESTIVAL, Cont'd. 



Mr. Rodriguez thought the design was "rather blah", that this is an art event 
and that we shouldn't have something that looks like a legal document. He moved 
"that someone else be used to reduce the cost and that that person be Manuel Vil- 
lamor". The motion was not seconded. 

After further discussion on this subject it was agreed that Mr. Rodriguez would 
ask Mr. Villamor to do a sketch for an idea in time to bring before the next full 
Commission meeting on July 6. 

Aide Laurant gave a progress report on the Honors awards. The Commissioners read 
the draft of the Letter to be sent to the eleven honorees; the Chairman expressed 
his approval ; staff will mail the letters. Report continued with Laurant reading 
names of several outstanding film persons, including James Broughton. Mr. Franken- 
stein moved that Mr. Broughton be honored for Film. Seconded and carried. 
After some discussion it was decided not to add a fiber artist, but to wait until 
next year when other crafts would also be considered. 

Laurant reported that Hassel Smith would be out of the country during September, 
but that he has a son near here who might be able to accept an award for him, 
according to Paule Angl im. 

Director Benvenuto reported on the festival budget for I98I, stating that he had 
a projected income of $71,000.00, broken down in the following sums: 

American Express $'t 0,000. 

Hotel Tax projection 10,000. 

Fees 15,000. 

Others (donations) 1,000. 

Poster Sales (500 at SIO p) 5,000. 

Mr. Benvenuto allowed $1,000. for an architect to make a design and Mr. LaRocca 
explained that an architect "wouldn't touch it for that", that a design might cost 
around $25,000.00. 

Commissioner Rodriguez asked what had been learned about the pavillions he'd sug- 
gested and Commissioner LaRocca replied that they cost $^(0,000, and also that it's 
too late to build them. Mr. LaRocca continued that it was also too late for a 
Space Frame, which requires six months, and that "we're getting to the point where 
there's very little time and I'm looking for a tent rental". 

At this point Chairman Frankenstein requested that staff withdraw for a short break 

so the Committee could go into executive session. Staff was called back after ten 

minutes and discussion of the Festival continued. 

Commissioner Rodriguez expressed the opinion that more funds should be obtained 

from private donors in order to "make the Festival something artists would be 

proud to be in". 

Mr. LaRocca said he would look into the possibility of an architect making up 

some modular designs for the Festival, hopefully in time for the July 6th meeting. 

Five thousand dollars ($5,000.) will be allocated for this. 

A Festival poster was then discussed. There were numerous suggestions, induing 

holding a poster competition, but it was acknowledged that there was not enough 

time to do that. The following alternative was agreed upon: 

Each member of the VAC will bring to the next meeting several names of artists they'd 
like to recommend to submit a poster design. 

The artists' designs would be for rendering in acrylic, watercolor or collage, for. 
the best color reproduction. It would "have a lot of color, and be on a San Francisco 



VAC Minutes, June 12, I98I Page 3 



FESTIVAL POSTER, Cont'd 

Theme. The selected artist would receive $1,500. and the poster would be sold for 
$10.00. The quantity to be printed was not decided upon, though it was discussed. 

Staff is to prepare a draft of a letter to be sent to the recommended artists and 
bring it to the next Visual Arts Committee meeting. 

Director Benvenuto explained that $10,000. will be awarded to artists exhibiting 
at the Festival, with $^(,000. each to painting and sculpture, $1,000 to crafts 
and $1,000. to a gallery. These will be for Purchase Awards and the works will be 
added to the Cities art collection. 
Jurors who determine the awards receive $200. honorariums. 

Judith Dunham, Raymond Saunders and Peter Selz will be invited to jury; alternates 
are Helen Johnson, Nathan Oliviera and Wayne Thiebaudt. 

RESPONSE FROM BUSINESS COMMUNITY: LETTER OF INVITATION 

Director Ellison joined the meeting at 12:35 and reported that the letter had 
been mailed, with good results, "I have five people to meet with yog; they're 
interested and we should act at once. It has been agreed by all that we want to 
upgrade the image of the Art Festival and we want their expertise." 

RELOCATION OF GEORGE WASHINGTON STATUE 



Director Benvenuto received a letter from the Daughters of the Golden West who 

wish to move the statue from its present location at a public school where it 

is subject to vandalism, to the space between the Veterans Building and the OP^ra 

House. The Committee felt that was a classical location and most suitable. 

Chairman Frankenstein recommended that a letter expressing this be sent to the D.G.W. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 12:'45. 



Minutes respectfully submitted by 




loinette Laurant 



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October 5, 1981 

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Present: 



Commissioner Swig, Chairman Visual Arts Committee 

Commissioner LaRocca 

Commissioner Rodriguez 

Suzanne Foley, Festival Assistant Director 

Lyn Freeman, Administrative Assistant, Visual Arts 

Kathie Cinnater, Mural Resources Director 



MURAL RESOURCES 



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Design Approval - John Rampley: 16th andfloff Streets Site. OCD funded 
project. On a motion to approve, Commissioners made note of Mr. Rampley's 
oitstanding credentials, letter of support from the North Mission Association, 
and Memo of Understanding from the Hoff Street Site building owner. The 
motion was moved and carried. 

The mural will be executed on masonite panels attached to 2' x 4' supports lead- 
bolted into the frame. 



u^ Final Payment Approval 



Judy Jamerson: Filipino Education Center Site. 

An OCD funded project. A motion of approval for Ms. Jamerson 's rainbow 
motif mural was moved and carried. Final payment will be forthcoming. 



Design Approval - Henry Sultan, Sunset Mu r al Workshop: North Side Ortega 
B ranch Public Library SiteT A privatelyTunded project. A motion to 
approve v;as moved and carried over cautions from Commissioner LaRocca 
to carefully consider integration of the remaining two east and west 
side murals with that of the north in order to create a cohesive statement. 

The mural will be protected with an anti -graffiti varnish. Neighborhood 
children will be invited to participate in the execution of the lower 
portions of the mural. 

ART FESTIVAL 

Verbal Repo''t - Suzanne Foley. Ms. Foley provided Commissioners with an 
overall assesment of Festival participants as follows: 

(count made from catalog listings) 

Art Exhibition: 



209 artists 
craftspersons 
other artists 



45 
164 



(22 of which were invited) 
(115 of which were invited) 



8 AFFILIATED GROUPS 

SHOWING A TOTAL OF 160 artists' work (of which 34 were invited) 



total of 369 artists (-15 craftspersons & 325 artists) 



12 Educational groups 



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Foley Report cont'd. There were an unspecified number of 'crashers' 
reported which were not accounted for in this total. 

Ms. Foley noted a 'good response' from the Affiliated groups but commented 
that the Educational groups were weakly represented, with exceptions noted. 

Addressing Commissioner Swig's observation that the Unistrut had not been 
erected as had been originally planned, Ms. Foley explained that Architect, 
David Williams adjusted the architectural design when Mr. Benvenuto com- 
plained of the lack of exhibition area. 

Recommendations from Ms. Foley included: reassesment of invited artists 
and the development of new invitational lists, and the enlistment of pro- 
fessional public relations services. A written report will be forthcoming. 

Merit Awards. A motion was moved and carried to approve the Merit Awards 
as follows: 

California Society of Printmakers 

San Francsico State Ceramics Guild 

Louise Lieber "Space Tower # 10 

Inez Storer "Artistic California Scenes" 

Christopher M. Brophey "Random Veenition" 

Andrew Harader "C Frame" 

Agathe Bennich, All Indian Nations Art, "Susie" 

Request for Contract Extension - El io Benvenuto. It was explained that 
the Commission on Urban and Consumer Affairs neglected to place the $15,000 
grant form the San Francisco Fair and Exposition to the Annual Arts Festival 
on its September calendar, hence the matter must come up at the next scheduled 
meeting of that commission, to then pass on to the Board of Supervisors for 
their approval. In order to maintain Mr. Benvenuto's account for the receipt 
and disbursement of Festival monies his contract expiration date of September 
30, 1981 must be extended through November 30, 1981. 

The motion to approve was moved and carried. 

ART ENRICHMENT 

Mi 11 brae Suburban Facility. Both Carmen Lomas Garza and Joseph Slusky will 
present their respective proposals for consideration during the next V.A.C. meeting, 

CLEANWATER PROGRAM 



Southwest Pump Station - Mary Fuller Update. This com- 
mission for six sculptural works is currently held up 
in the City Attorney's office for contract modification 
ok. 

Request for Time Extension - Narcissus Quagliata: North- 
shore Pump Station. Motion to extend contract through 
January 31, 1982 was moved and carried. 

Rolph Recreation and Playground - Jack Kamesar, Design Revision. (Three arch- 
itectural steel grills to be placed over the Recreation Center's wi ndows ) . A 
revision of design became necessary when the City Architect's Office made 



^ Rolph Recreation and Playground cont'd. 

a decision to place a protective covering of expanded steel mesh over the 
windows. This vandal-proofing had not been considered in the original 
design schematics. A motion to approve minor changes was moved and 
carried. 

■>^ Cole Street Mini Park - Harriet Johns, Requested Time Extension. Motion for 
' approval was moved and carried to extend John's contract through June 31, 1982. 

end A.E. 

Proposed Private Donation to Commission - Mr. Rowland (textile paintings). 
After reviewing proposed donation memorandum. Commissioners requested ad- 
ditional information and photographs. A policy of unconditional gift was 
decided upon. 

Requested Letter of Recommendation - James Vogel . Commissioners felt that 
there was inadequate information and requested additional material on both 
the artist and the project. 

Meeting adjourned 12:30pm 

Respectfully submitted, 

L.A. Freeman 

Administrative Assistant, Visual Arts Programs 



FESTIVAL PLANNING MEETING 

MINUTES 7-l(>~^\ 

COMMISSIONER LAROCCA'S 
OFFICE 



GALLERY PARTICIPATION 



The meeting opened with an announcement by Commissioner Swig that both 

the Stone and Sawyer Galleries have agreed to participate in this year's 

Festival with the understanding that security and protection will be priority 
i terns . 

EXHIBITION PAVILIONS 

Commissioner LaRocca had on hand several brochures from various manufacturers 
of temporary structures. Having noted the assets and defects of the different 
structures priority was given to a modular design through which a canvas roofing 
may be woven. This type of structure will enable modifications and additions 
at a later date should this be desired. Commissioners agreed that a 30' x 50' 
structure would be most advisable. 

Funding for this structure being a problem, the budget was examined for possible 
cuts or eliminations in order to come up with the required dollars. 

When questioned as to his knowledge of the American Express Corporation's 
parameters for their hospitality pavilion, Mr. Divine explained that priority 
was to be given to a 'resuable structure (s)'. The original plan is for three 

^parate structures relating to the following needs; general use, card holders, 
-uiid V.I. P. entertainment. 

Commissioner Swig suggested that American Express consider utilizing the same 
architectural design as the Festival exhibition pavilion in order to make 
the overall architectural design consistent. Commissioner LaKOcca quoted a 
figure of $17/sq. ft. (not including canvas rcofing or interior partitions) when 
questioned as to cost. Mr. Divine agreed to bring up the natter at an American 
Express meeting the same day, expressing his unsureness of budgetary allocations 
for the structure. 

KIOSKS 

Mr. Divine explained that in addition to the Larkin Street structure (s), 
American Express would like to have three kiosks where American Express 
Travelers Checks could be sold, noting that Festival goers would be encouraged 
to purchase with these checks. 

FUTURE AMERICAN EXPRESS PARTICIPATION ** 

Mr. Divine expressed the hope that American Express would continue its participa- 
tion in the Festival in subsequent years and hoped to reuse the same structures. 

AWARD OF HONOR EXHIBITION 

Commissioner Swig suggested the possibility of using the City Hall Rotunda for 
r" e Award of Honor Exhibition. It was agreed that this possibility should be 
explored. 



FINANCES 

Having examined the budget for ways to accomodate the financing of the new 
exhibition pavilion it was decided that the three prime areas for which outside 
funding should be sought are: public relations, printing, and prize money 
contributions. 

Mr. Divine announced that another $15,000 was forthcoming from American Express. 
He also suggested that perhaps the catalogue might be partially underwritten 
by A.E. and suggested that it might be even used as a revenue source. After 
discussion it was decided that the five day Festival would see traffic within 
the vicinity of 77,000 persons and this figure should be used when considering 
the number of catalogues to be printed. 

POSTER DESIGN 

Mr. Divine announced that A.E. plans to sell their own poster. Festival Director, 
Mr. Benvenuto passed around a sample of the design to be used on this poster. 
Commissioner Swig noted the poster artist used was a New Yorker and expressed 
the feeling that a ian Francisco Artist would be more appropriate. 

Discussion ensued regarding the possibility of a Festival poster using a Bay 
Area Artist's design. Having discarded the option of a limited competition 
due to time restraints it was decided to ask Roy De Forest if he is in- 
terested in the commission. The Committee noted that in the future, selections 
for poster artist should be made well in advance of the Festival through an 
open competition. 

,'^INI EVENTS 

Mr. Divine noted that American Express P.R. Mini Events in support of the 
N.A.P. will be held in various Bay Area Locations and might be used as an 
information distribution point for the Festival also. Mr. Divine explained 
that A.E. plans to distribute cupons for a 50% discount on the A.E. posters 
attached to an invitation to the Festival. The first event is scheduled for 
the second week of September at the re-opening of the Embarcadero Center. 
Commissioner Rodriguez suggested that ballons with an Art Festival insignia 
might be given away also. Committee members unanimously approved of this idea. 

FLAGS/BANNERS 

Commissioner LaRocca proposed the use of color banners or flags to be dis- 
played in the Civic Center Plaza and possibly the United Nations Plaza areas. 
At a cost of$40.00/flag for 18 the total expenditure would be $720.00. Commis- 
sioner LaRocca suggested the colors of blue and white (A.E. colors) and inquired 
as to the interest of A.E. in funding this project. 

FESTIVAL PORTRAIT 

Mr. Divine suggested that an artist be obtained who whould, thro'ighout the 
five day Festival be commissioned to paint a Festival 'Portrait', which, on 
the final day of the Festival would be auctioned off giving a " of the sale 
price to the artist (s). American Express would supply materials. 



ADDITIONAL FINANCING STRATEGIES 



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t was suggested that once the exhibition pavilion was obtained it might then 
be leased or rented ,out to other organizations in order to help defray the 
initial expense. The possibility of an expended time payment schedule was also 
proposed. 

CONCESSIONS 

Commissioner Rodriguez suggested that McDonalds or the Nobis Frankfurter be 
requested as concessionaires. Commissioner Swig suggested contacting the Culinary 
Institute. The possibility of having a Falafael concession was also mentioned. 

ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES 

Commissioner LaRocca is investigating the possibility of obtaining a scaffolding 
and pipe system to be used for exhibition areas. This system could be leased 
for the duration of the Festival and returned when no longer needed. 

AWARD OF MERIT CERTIFICATES 

Commission Rodriguez suggested that Manuel Villamour be asked to submit a design 
for the certificates. 

INSURANCE 

'Commissioner Swig noted that Fireman's Fund, the agency through which Festival 
insurance is obtained, is owned by American Express and suggested the possibility 
that this cost be covered/donated by American Express. 



** NOTE: RE: Future American Express Participation, this is in contradiction 
with what was reported earlier in V.A.C. minutes. It was thought that A.E. wuuio 
turn over its sturcture for general Festival use rather than reusing it. 



Respectfully submitted, 



L.A. Freeman 
Programs Coordinator 



July 16, 1981 




■^RT COMMISSION city and county of san francisco 
Visual Arts Committee Meeting art programs 

Thursday, OctQhPr ?9, 1581 Elio Benvenuto O/Vecwr 

Capricorn Asunder Gallery 
165 Grove Street 
11:30am 

For additional information call- 
Lyn Freeman 558-4446 

AGENDA 

1. ART ENRICHMENT 

San Francisco Water Department 
Mi 1 1 brae 

^ *Joseph Slusky - proposal for sculpture 

- approval to enter into contract 

- approval for provisional proposal fee 

J<^ *Carmen Lomas Garza - sketches for pictorial history of Hetch Hetcny 

- approval to enter into contract 

- approval for provisional proposal fee 

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San Francisco Clean Water Program 
j^ Westside Pump Station 

Mary Fuller - request for contract extension (see attached) 
)^ Southwest Ocean Outfall Headworks Structure 

Request to delete Art Enrichment Program (see attached) 
^^. Northshore Pump Station 

Narcissus Quaqliata - request for contract modification 

2. MURAL RESOURCES 

*Kathie Cinnater, Director of Mural Resources 

3. BILLBOARD PROPOSAL 

*James Vogel - request for letter of recommendation (please refer to last 
month's notes) 

it 4. TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CONFERENCE jyTld^t,^*-m^^Ct — Jl 
^ *Rubin Nunez - proposal for A/C participation ^O^u^ z^^-'*'^^^ 

165 GROVE STREET. SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 94102 . (415)558-3465 



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5. ART FESTIVAL 

*Elio Benvenuto - report 
New Business 

6. NEW BUSINESS 



PLEASE BRING THIS MATERIAL TO THE MEETING. WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO 
DUPLICATE EXTRA COPIES. THANK YOU. 



* indicates in person appearances 



PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING HAS BEEN SET FOR n:30AM R ATHER THAT 11:00AM AS 
ORIGINALLY DISCUSSED AND WILL BE HELD IN THE GALLERY. 



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Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMfllTTEE MEETING 

November 25, 1981 - lOam 

425 Mason St., Water Denartment 



In attendance: Chairman Roselyne Swig 

Commissioners LaRocca and Rodriguez 

Gene Keller, Water Deoartment 

Paul Zimov - Architect 
Grant Canfield - Architect 

Elio Benvenuto and Joan Ellison, Staff 

Joset)h Slusky and Carmen Garcia, Artists 



Mr. Slusky presented slides of some of his works to date; he 
further presented designs and color treatments. 
Various comments made. 

Expression from the Water DeDartment and the Architects that the 
design as nroposed does not represent the movement of water and 
they suggested that Mr. Slusky visit various water installations. 
It was felt that a more curving design would represent the flow 
of water rather than the angular designs. 

It was agreed that the Water Dent, representatives and the Architect's 
representatives visit the artist's studio and see samples of his work 
and that he would visit various water installations. 



Ms. Garcia presented a written statement of the content of the eight 
works she will paint which will represent the history of water as it 
relates to San Francisco. 

Brief discussion on the installation of the eight pieces. 
It was felt, strongly, by the Committee that nlacing the works on 
easals would not be a satisfactory solution; investigation to be 
made into installing the pieces on the wall, realizing that holes 
will have to be drilled into the concrete joints. 

Tliis will be determined at a later date. 

The Water Dept. will provide some more historical information to 

Ms. Garcia and will also take her on the tour of the water facilities. 



There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 11:10am. 
Resncctfullv submitted 



.loan Ellison, Director 



y and County oi San Francisco 



Art Commission 



VISUAL ARTS COMMITrUli MliliTlNG 

November 25, 1981 - lOaiii 

425 M;isoii Si., Water Depai'liiient 



In attendance: Chairman Uoselyne Swig 

Commissioners LaKocca and Uodrijiucz 

Ceiio Keller, Waver Depart iiieiir 

Paul Zimov - Architect 
Grant Canfield - Architect 

Elio Benvcnuto and Joan nilison. Staff 

Josenh Slusky and Carmen fJarcia, Artists 



Mr. Slusky presented slides of some of his works to date; he 
furtlier presented designs and color treatments. 
Various comments made. 

I;x|)ress joi) L'rom the Water DeDartiiieiit and the Arcliitects that the 
design as proposed docs not represent tlie movement of water and 
they sujJKCstcil that Mr. Slusky visit various water installations. 
It was felt that a more curvinc ilesij'.n would represent the flow 
of water ratiier than the angular designs. 

it was agreed tliat the Water Dent, representatives and tiio Arcliitcct's 
representatives visit the artist's studio and see samples of his work 
and that he would visit various water installations. 



Ms. Garcia presented a written statement of the content of tlio eight 
works she will paint wlucli will represent the history of water as it 
relates to San Trancisco. 

IVrief discussion on the installation of tl^e eight pieces. 
It was felt, strongly, by the Coniiiiittee that placing the works on 
easals would not be a satisfactory solution; investigation to be 
made into installing the pieces on the wall, realizing that holes 
will liave to be drilled into the concrete joints. 

'lliis will be determined at a later date. 

The Water Dcpt . will provide some nvorc Itistorical information to 

Ms. Garcia and will also take her on the tour of tiic water facilities. 



There being no further business the meeting adjourned at 11:10am. 
Respectfully submitted 



Joan unison. Director 



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MINUTES 
December 8, 1981 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission 
was held on Tuesday, December 8, 1981, in the Art Commission Gallery, 
Capricorn Asunder, 165 Grove Street. The meeting was called to order 
by Committee Chairman Swig at 2:20pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Roselyne Swig Richard Mayer 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



1. DEWEY CRUMPLER - REQUEST FOR DESIGN APPROVAL 

Site: Gymnasium, Joseph P. Lee Recreation Center; Bayview-Hunter's 
Point 

Exhibit: Letters of support and approval from Parks & Recreation 
and Bayview Opera House. Mural design. 

Presented for consideration is a mural design seen by the Artist as a con- 
tinuum of an earlier work executed in 1977, on a portion of the gymnasiumn's 
western wall (pictured in the attached photo-copy). The current proposal 
will include an additional section of the western wall and continue on a- 
round the building's northern side. Titled, "The Fire Next Time" in ref- 
erence to spiritual fire, the mural's primary focus is that of the Afro- 
American link. Figures pictured in the mural include; Willie Mayes, Arthur 
Ash, Mohammad Ali. Attached is an illustration and explanation of icon- 
ography which will be incorporated within the mural's design. 

Satisfied with the proposed design and the Artist's preservation measures 
for the mural, Committee members moved on to the question of future deviations 
from the proposed design. The Artist assured the Committee that although 
some deviation is inevitable when transposing from the. cartoon to 
the actual site, there would be no major changes in the design or presentation, 
such as the introduction of additional political figures. 

However, should the Artist wish to make changes in the mural, he was requested 
by the Committes to receive prior approval for any such changes. 

A motion was made and carried to recommend the Grumpier Mural for approval. 



2. JOHANNA POETHIG - REQUEST FOR MURAL DESIGN APPROVAL 

Site: Saint Patrick's Day Care Center, South of Market area, be- 
tween 4th & 5th Streets. 

Exhibit: Letters of approval from Saint Patrick's Day Care Center 
and adjacent Senior Housing Complex. Mural design. 

The area in which the proposed mural's site is located is a predominatly 
Asian and Filipino community, and because of the proximity of the Day 
Care Center to the Senior Housing Complex age levels fall at opposite 
ends of the spectrum (very old and very young). The overall thematic 
intent of the mural is to picture the progression from youth to old age; 
incorporating religious symbolism of the Filipino community. 

Although the Artist was complimented on the overall concept of the mural 
she was requested to further develop areas of the mural which include: 

1. More stylistic integration 

2. Presentation of a more detailed design 

3. Presentation of a glossary of symbols 

4. Inclusion of some actual geographic references (e.g. more 
evidence of a tropical environment) 

5. Reconsideration of the treatment of the "Tree of Life" 

6. Reconsideration of the architectural elements and their 
relationship to the design. 

It was recommended that the proposed mural design be examined with the 
above considerations worked out at a special pre-Commission meeting of 
the Visual Arts Committee on January 4, 1982. 

3. MAUREEN KELLY - REQUEST FOR FINAL PAYMENT FOR MURAL EXECUTION 

Site: Victoria Theater, 15th & Capp Streets 

Exhibit: Final photographs of Kelly portion of mural (remainder 
of mural is being executed by Clair Josephson who 
has yet to complete the bottom section) 

A motion was made and carried to recommend payment. 
END MURAL RESOURCES. 

4. PROPOSED GIFT OF ARTlilORKS FROM THE ESTATE OF BORIS DEUTSCH. 

NONACCEPTANCE OF THE PROPOSED DONATION WAS RECOMMENDED. 

Note was made of the problem with the 'Sister City' gifts; lack of upkeep 
and conservation funding and the subsequent poor condition of many of these 
gifts. 

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5. CONSERVATION OF CITY MONUMENTS 

Exhibit: Letter addressed to the Commission from Phil Bennington 
requesting concern be addressed to the current situation 
of deteriorating monuments in San Francisco. 

Interest and concern in this issue was expressed by the Committee. The 
possibility of involving the Business Committee established for the support 
of the Arts Festival, was brought up, along with the possibility of 
pinpointing sections of the city for a conservation survey. Also men- 
tioned was City Celebration, as a possible support organization for this 
sort of activity. 



6. ART GRANT - PROPOSAL FOR COMMERATIVE BUST OF VAN GOGH - REQUEST FOR 
FUNDING 

Exhibit: Letter outlining proposal from Artist. 

Recommendation was made to deny funding request on the basis of lack of any 
funding for such porjects. 



7. PROPOSAL FOR THE REVISION AND EXPANSION OF ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES. 

^ Exhibit: Proposal document 

Submitted by staff for comment and criticism. To be reviewed at next Visual 
Arts Committee meeting. 

8. REWIEW AND DISCUSSION OF ART FESTIVAL REPORTS 

Exhibit: Art Festival Director's Report, Elio Benvenuto 

Assistant Art Festival Director's Report, Suzanne Foley 

Committee members noted divergence in tone of the two reports. The critical 
report of the Assistant Director vs. the 'uplifting' report of the Director. 
Although respect was given to the Director for his years of living with the 
Festival and hence overall sense of the Festival it was pointed out that 
criticism could be positive and provide a basis on which to build in the 
future. Note was made of the critical need for additional staff. 

The Committee felt that it is imperative that action be initated immediately 
with respect to planning for the 1982 Festival and that the Conmittee be 
given a sense of the President's thinking on the subject of a second Festival 
for the Street Artists.-. It was requested that a letter inviting participation 
in a Festival brainstorming session for the second week of January be sent 
to each of the Corporate representatives who participated in the 1981 Coimittee 
with a cc to their respective Corporate presidents. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MEETING ADJOURNED: 4:00pm ji^^f^^/^^y^ 

L.A. Freeman 

Administrative Aide, Visual Arts Programs 
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_ COMPETITION 

CONTINUATION OF 'niF. JOSEPH LEE MUP7\L 
"THE FIRE NEXT TIME=' 
( Wall Three) 

Representing the great civilization of Africa. 



Egypt 




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African royal cloth (Kente)froin West Afric 



Represents the cultural retentions between 
African and African American people. 

African American quilting cloth. 



Mays // 




Muliammad Ali 




Autliur Ashe 



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Represents the African Family. 




Represents the African American Family. 



Male and Female Sculptured Figures . 




Male - Female : Martin Luther ICinq, Jr. 
Sojourner Truth 
Mary McLeod Bethune 

Frederick Douglas 



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MINUTES 
December 8, 1981 



The Visual Arts Committee meeting of the San Francisco Art Commission 
was held on Tuesday, December 8, 1981, in the Art Commission Gallery, 
Capricorn Asunder, 165 Grove Street. The meeting was called to order 
by Committee Chairman Swig at 2:20pm. 

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present Commissioners Absent 

Roselyne Swig Richard Mayer 

Robert LaRocca 
Peter Rodriguez 



1. DEWEY CRUMPLER - REQUEST FOR DESIGN APPROVAL 

Site: Gymnasium, Joseph P. Lee Recreation Center; Bayview-Hunter's 
Point 

Exhibit: Letters of support and approval from Parks & Recreation 
and Bayview Opera House. Mural design. 

Presented for consideration is a mural design seen by the Artist as a con- 
tinuum of an earlier work executed in 1977, on a portion of the gymnasiumn's 
western wall (pictured in the attached photo-copy). The current proposal 
will include an additional section of the western wall and continue on a- 
round the building's northern side. Titled, "The Fire Next Time" in ref- 
erence to spiritual fire, the mural's primary focus is that of the Afro- 
American link. Figures pictured in the mural include; Willie Mayes, Arthur 
Ash, Mohammad Ali, Attached is an illustration and explanation of icon- 
ography which will be incorporated within the mural's design. 

Satisfied with the proposed design and the Artist's preservation measures 
for the mural, Committee members moved on to the question of future deviations 
from the proposed design. The Artist assured the Committee that although 
some deviation is inevitable when transposing from the. cartoon to 
the actual site, there would be no major changes in the design or presentation, 
such as the introduction of additional political figures. 

However, should the Artist wish to make changes in the mural, he was requested 
by the Committee to receive prior approval for any such changes. 

A motion was made and carried to recommend the Crumpler Mural for approval. 



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2. JOHANNA POETHIG - REQUEST FOR MURAL DESIGN APPROVAL 

Site: Saint Patrick's Day Care Center, South of Market area, be- 
tween 4th & 5th Streets. 

Exhibit: Letters of approval from Saint Patrick's Day Care Center 
and adjacent Senior Housing Complex. Mural design. 

The area in which the proposed mural's site is located is a predominatly 
Asian and Filipino comnunity, and because of the proximity of the Day 
Care Center to the Senior Housing Complex age levels fall at opposite 
ends of the spectrum (very old and very young). The overall thematic 
intent of the mural is to picture the progression from youth to old age; 
incorporating religious symbolism of the Filipino community. 

Although the Artist was complimented on the overall concept of the mural 
she was requested to further develop areas of the mural which include: 

1. More stylistic integration 

2. Presentation of a more detailed design 

3. Presentation of a glossary of symbols 

4. Inclusion of some actual geographic references (e.g. more 
evidence of a tropical environment) 

5. Reconsideration of the treatment of the "Tree of Life" 

6. Reconsideration of the architectural elements and their 
relationship to the design. 

It was recommended that the proposed mural design be examined with the 
above considerations worked out at a special pre-Commission meeting of 
the Visual Arts Committee on January 4, 1982. 

3. MAUREEN KELLY - REQUEST FOR FINAL PAYMENT FOR MURAL EXECUTION 

Site: Victoria Theater, 15th & Capp Streets 

Exhibit: Final photographs of Kelly portion of mural (remainder 
of mural is being executed by Clair Josephson who 
has yet to complete the bottom section) 

A motion was made and carried to reconmend payment. 
END MURAL RESOURCES. 

4. PROPOSED GIFT OF ARTWORKS FROM THE ESTATE OF BORIS DEUTSCH. 

NONACCEPTANCE OF THE PROPOSED DONATION WAS RECOMMENDED. 

Note was made of the problem with the 'Sister City' gifts; lack of upkeep 
and conservation funding and the subsequent poor condition of many of these 
gifts. 

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5. CONSERVATION OF CITY MONUMENTS 

Exhibit: Letter addressed to the Commission from Phil Bennington 
requesting concern be addressed to the current situation 
of deteriorating monuments in San Francisco. 

Interest and concern in this issue was expressed by the Committee. The 
possibility of involving the Business Committee established for the support 
of the Arts Festival, was brought up, along with the possibility of 
pinpointing sections of the city for a conservation survey. Also men- 
tioned was City Celebration, as a possible support organization for this 
sort of activity. 



6. ART GRANT - PROPOSAL FOR COMMERATIVE BUST OF VAN GOGH - REQUEST FOR 
FUNDING 

Exhibit: Letter outlining proposal from Artist. 

Recommendation was made to deny funding request on the basis of lack of any 
funding for such porjects. 



7. PROPOSAL FOR THE REVISION AND EXPANSION OF ART ENRICHMENT GUIDELINES. 

^ Exhibit: Proposal document 

Submitted by staff for comment and criticism. To be reviewed at next Visual 
Arts Committee meeting. 

8. REWIEW AND DISCUSSION OF ART FESTIVAL REPORTS 

Exhibit: Art Festival Director's Report, Elio Benvenuto 

Assistant Art Festival Director's Report, Suzanne Foley 

Committee members noted divergence in tone of the two reports. The critical 
report of the Assistant Director vs. the 'uplifting' report of the Director. 
Although respect was given to the Director for his years of living with the 
Festival and hence overall sense of the Festival it was pointed out that 
criticism could be positive and provide a basis on which to build in the 
future. Note was made of the critical need for additional staff. 

The Committee felt that it is imperative that action be initated imnediately 
with respect to planning for the 1982 Festival and that the Cotimittee be 
given a sense of the President's thinking on the subject of a second Festival 
for the Street Artists.-. It was requested that a letter inviting participation 
in a Festival brainstorming session for the second week of January be sent 
to each of the Corporate representatives who participated in the 1981 Committee 
with a cc to their respective Corporate presidents. 

Respectfully submitted, 
MEETING ADJOURNED: 4:00pm ^ 



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L.A. Freeman 

Administrative Aide, Visual Arts Programs 




COMPETITION 




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Represents the African Family. 




Represents the African Americ^ln Family. 



Male and Female Sculptured Figures. 



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Male - Female : Martin Luther ICinq, Jr. 
Sojourner Truth 
Mary McLood Bethune 

Frederick Douglas 



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CONTINUATION OF THE JOSEPH LEE MURAL 

"THE FIRE NEXT TIME" 
( Wall Three) 

Representing the great civilization of Africa. 




Egypt 




A spiritual fire — representing the rebirth and continuation 
of the life of Black people. 



African royal cloth (Kente) from West Africa. 



Represents the cultural retentions between 
African and African American people. 

African American quilting cloth. 



Willie Mays 




Muheimmad Ali 




Authur Ashe 



Elio RanveiHito, Director 



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^ VIMISSION CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO 

DATE: DECEMBER 8, 1981 

TIME: 2:00pm 

LOCATION: 165 GROVE STREET, CAPRICORN ASUNDER GALLERY 

RE: VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE MEETING 

AGENDA 



1. MURAL RESOURCES - KATHIE CINNATER 
PROJECTS FOR REVIEW 



1. Request for design approval; Artist Dewey Crumpler; 

location; Joseph P. Lee Recreation Center, Bayview/Hunter's Point 

2. Request for design approval. Artist Johanna Poethig: 
location, Saint Patrick's Day Care Center 

3. Request for final payment. Artist Maureen Kelly 
location, Victoria Theater, 16th & Capp Streets 



CITY MONUMENTS: 



1. Request from Citizen Phil Bennington to cleanup City monuments. 
See attached letter. 



3. COMMERATIVE BUST OF VAN GOGH: 



1. Request for support of art event from Artist Art Grant. See 
attached letter. 



4. PROPOSED DONATION OF ARTWORKS TO CITY : 

1. Gift review from estate of Boris Deutsch. See attached letter. 
Photographs available during meeting. 



■\R T ENRICHMENT: 

1. Proposed Art Enrichment guidelines revisicn; staff. 

165 GROVE STREET SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA 94102 (415) 55d 3465 



6, A BT FESTIVAL : 

1. Discussion/review of Festival reports. 

7. NEW BUSINESS: 



8. ESTABLISH REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE: 



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CONTINUATION OF TiiE JOSEPH LEE MlIi'VVL 



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"THE FIRE NEXT TIME'' 
( Wall Three) 

Representing the great civilization of Africa. 




Egypt 




A spiritual fire — representing the rebirth and continuation 
of the life of Black people. 



African royal cloth {Kente)from West Africa. 



Represents the cultural retentions between 
Africcin and African American people. 

African American quilting cJ.oth. 



Willie Mays 




Muliammad Ali 




Author Ar.he 



(WALL TWO) ^ t 



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Represents the Africein Family. 





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Represents the African American Family. 



Male and Female Sculi>tured Figures. 




Hale - Female : Martin Luther ICing, Jr. 
Sojourner Truth 
Mary McLood Bethxine 

Frederick Douglas 



Spiritual Fire - Kvcrlastinq Life. 



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